With abstract painting I’m interested in a process which operates within a personal narrative in concert with the unexpected. I paint, remove paint and repaint striving to bring forward forms, strokes and colors that singularly are incomplete but adjoined constitute a truth about their incongruity. Each painting has its own individualism.
My mixed media work and collage drawings are inspired by female wrestlers. Over time the ‘girl wrestlers’ works have evolved from research and working with mid-century imagery combined with the analog collage process. The term ‘girl wrestling’ evokes a perceived yet subtle anxiety about women in general that has manifested from the woman’s suffrage movement through today. I am interested in examining this anxiety.