Sunday, November 1, 2009
This is my most recent drawing called "The Last Dress" I found a photo of myself at 8th grade graduation, this was the last time I wore a dress. As I looked at myself and saw, what a miserable little lesbian I was in that dress I thought about how clothing identifies us and confines us. The drawing is what I am calling psychological surrealism
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
This is a sculpture I made last week. I haven't done sculpture in years mostly because everything I sculpted in was so toxic and bad for the environment. But I found a new sculpting material that I can mix my self. It is peat moss, cement and pearlite, and Spanish moss. I formed a chicken wire form armature first and then formed the sculpture mixture on top of the wire. I really enjoyed using the natural materials. The smells and textures were fantastic, much better that fiberglass. This wall sculpture is about 3' tall by 15" wide. When I return home I plan on doing some 3-D pieces. I have an idea to incorporate circuit boards into the sculpture. I think it would be interesting to juxtapose technology artifacts with the primitive looking materials.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
I painted this oil painting for Cheryl and mines show in March. It is 78" by 54" . Originally it was just the two figures but last week I added the swirling universe, galaxy images to it. I am more and more trying to depict my studies in Quantum physics, energy, and universal laws.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Sometimes it takes me awhile to figure out why I am painting something. Recently I entered some paintings in the Orlando Museums 1st Thursday and I had to write an artist statement about my art. Through writing that statement I discovered that as a figurative artist, especially a lesbian figurative artist I have often been censored. Because of this I have come up with ways to get around the censors.
Monday, March 9, 2009
After 20 years of being together my life partner Cheryl and I will be having our first two-woman art show. Even though we are both figurative artist our work is totally different.
The artist reception will be this Saturday the 14th from 7:00-9:00 pm at
Gallery Q @ The Center
946 N mills Ave.