My work establishes a para-psychological world where ghostly female figures drift in a state of contemplation. This constructed world is space of poetry and intuition. Removed from time and the assault of patriarchal narratives, I create portraits of women and girls as a means of recording femaleness outside of male story lines and history.
Through the idiom of painting I draw out the relationship between seeing and knowing. I want to expand the visualization of "female" and rearrange its traditional indicators. This expanded visualization has directed me to questions about perceived gender expression and how femaleness is depicted in figurative art. Recently my work has developed into somber narratives of female figures transitioning from one state to another. These transitioning female figures suggest a collective female self that is unfixed and evolving, a congregation of bodies and identities that hold history and future in balance.
Individual paintings are like a distant memory or dream; the feeling is clear, but the context is faded and absent. Collectively the paintings build internal context and narration, constructing an archive of characters and moments.
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