My past work is based on drawing and painting stories using figures and figurative, dress-like, root-like, pod-like and vessel forms, and often very feminine. Some forms represent stories that are held and stored by our bodies or the marks that our bodies leave as we meander or force our way through life. To me our bodies’ record not only our history in depth but also that of our environments. Some shapes are seedpods that are vessels giving life, protecting life and transporting life. My stories are inspired by different archetypes, mythologies and historical social aspects that influence the way women behave; be it the closing of the western mind, the writing of religion to the backlash of modern politics. Behaviors are adapted, even overcoming our preferences in order to succeed and sometime survive in life. I work with movement, noise, marks, memory and desire.
Currently I am moving into a series of works using charcoal, graphite, acrylic and oil amongst other materials on canvas and paper. To accomplish this I have photographed a model in a series of poses. I intend to use this series of figurative poses to represent the female in different ratios of space that reflect our own emotional state in relationship to the space we take, mark, give and occupy, playing with negative and positive spatial relationships. Continue reading 2013 SOI & ART JOURNAL→