roads and freeways shaped my childhood. The concrete Los Angeles River
rarely had water in it. I remember, as a young girl, trying to imagine
what this place looked like before it was covered up. My work is an
expression of a yearning for connection to that earth.
work addresses gender issues, popular culture and environmental
concerns. I construct paintings on paper that reveal stories, both
fictional and real, using templates and other drawing devices. The
essential nature of the paintings question contemporary attitudes
towards humanity, culture and the condition of our environment.
body of work is comprised of small pieces of paper that have been cut,
stained and then taped together to create flawless forms. In emulation
of our extensively modular environment, the pieces of paper are trimmed
to similar shapes and sizes and placed together in a repetitive format.
paintings are a documentation of personal and everyday life experiences
and observations. They represent a natural sanctuary for trust,
self-confidence and clarity. Like any life experience, they are
reminiscent of good and not so good moments convolved and transcribed
in some distilled form in layers of colors, recognizable imagery, mark
making, and unreadable text.