The Female Form
My Sculptural cutouts, sometimes floating upside-down or leaping through the air, attempt to express the silhouette as exuberant, dynamic, and brimming with life force. Through a landscape of pattern, color and texture, I wish to convey issues of sexuality, mythology, fashion and exhibitionism.
As I paint the patterns over the form and the designs begin to emerge, I imagine the figure turned inside out revealing the spiritual underpinnings.
Although I have worked for most of my life with a rectangular format, these new works require a physicality just to maneuver and paint the shape that is both challenging and exhilarating.
Through painted symbols and the mixing of visual imagery, I express my dreams, passions, fears, etc. It is my hope that the imagery will go beyond my own personal themes and resonate in a broader context.