In my work I create narratives from the photographs that I have taken for over 30 years. Incorporating in some instances more than 30 layers of my photographic images with acrylic paint, I invite the viewer into a multicolored and multicultural world punctuated with humor, sensitivity and, at times, skewed perspectives.
In all of these works I integrate my photography and painting with a wide variety of repurposed materials such as palm bark, textiles, horse hair, laundry lint, paint palette and pencil shavings, glass, wooden and metal beads…which are stripped of their intrinsic reality only to be replaced by metaphorical meaning..
“Collecting Wonders” conveys a virtual world of playful fantasies and unfettered wonderment. Here, children discover a mystical place teaming with natural phenomena. Children throughout the world have this great sense of imagination often fed by their different cultural experiences. (32”X48” photomontage, acrylic and repurposed materials on canvas mounted on wood panel)
The narrative “In Oblivion” expresses the resultant condition of our technologically obsessed society in which an individual detaches from his/her lush, remarkable surroundings and becomes exclusively affixed to the latest hand held technics. This behavior manifests itself globally and penetrates many borders. (32”x48”, photomontage, and acrylic painting on canvas on wood panel
“Inner Landscapes” is a metaphor for that which may occur when our different worlds collide. Most wish for the best solutions to our clashing of ideals. ( 32”x 48”, photomontage, acrylic and repurposed materials on canvas mounted on wood panel)
The Middle image is: "Collecting Wonders", 32"x 48",photomontage and acrylic and repurposed materials on canvas on wood
"In Oblivion", 32"x48",photomontage and acrylic and repurposed materials on canvas on wood