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The Cloak of Performativity

The Cloak of Performativity

The Cloak is a work that began in Mexico in 2018, and exists in a state of flux.  I began with the question of the body.  When the truth of a colonial history is written by the colonizer, what happens to the body of the colonized? The Cloak is tattered and chaotic,...

We Are Kin

We Are Kin

We Are Kin came first in a vision of a hybrid figure.  With the head of a coyote , a woman’s body and an owl rising from its head, this being cradles a newborn baby in its lap.  I asked her, “Who are you?” and she answered, “I am your kin.” The veils are almost...

We Always Find A Way In

We Always Find A Way In

We Always Find a Way In is the imaginative picturing of the present that has emerged from a dream and two visions.   In the dream I was awoken from a deep sleep by noises in my basement.  When I went down to investigate I found dozens of humbly clad people living in...

Time and Reality

Time and Reality

Time and Reality began with a vivid dream in which my grandson Jax was suffocated by a sheet of plastic.  The question that arose, in my horror and panic over the situation was, “How can I bring him back?” The answer came with the breath of resuscitation and the...

Skeleton Tree

Skeleton Tree

Skeleton Tree                                                                                                                                                                            Skeleton Tree was painted in January of 2017, as a part of a mass online action...

Matchstick Tooth Man

Matchstick Tooth Man

Matchstick Tooth Man The hunter has stayed the Great Lion - the ruler of the beasts. He rejoices, but a tear falls from the lion’s head as it leaves its body. The tear becomes the matchstick tooth man, who has separated himself from the beasts, and in the moment of...

Intermediary

Intermediary

Intermediary Intermediary began with two ideas, that of the tension of opposites, in conjunction with technology - specifically technologies of the mind, of the modern world and the questions of morality and ethics in technology.  What evolved in this painting was the...

Phoenix

Phoenix

I painted Phoenix in 2014.  It seemed to be a prophetic painting for me, as I look back on the last 6 years. Phoenix began with four images, chosen with an intuitive consciousness.  Although challenging to explain conceptually, they automatically connected in my...

Adinkra

Adinkra

I painted Adinkra in 2013, and as I am preparing text for an upcoming show I am sharing these words.  Sometimes time and distance from the work helps to crystalize a better understanding of its meaning. Adinkra - Beliefs create reality.  I painted Adinkra with a...

The Bird Without Feet

The Bird Without Feet

The Bird Without Feet (Multimedia painting, 2014) began with the contemplation of sentient living beings in the Anthropocene.  I combined images of space travel and nuclear fusion diagrams from “Cosmos” with maps of the Southern US, focusing on New Orleans, with...