It seems important to me to integrate contemporary crises and mythological references into my personal experience. I don’t necessarily set out to make themes about the life and death cycle but somehow, get there. After all, the art is a record of an event that passes—dies. “Indirect Flight,” was created in the afterglow of a visit to the Rosicrucian Museum in San Jose. Bird, cat and fish mummies wrapped in woven linen age-stained strips haunted me with their strangeness and beauty. “The Martyr” is a memorial to the South African anti-Apartheid activist, Stephen Banku Biko, who “mysteriously” died while in police custody in 1977. “Popocateptl”, the active volcano in central Mexico was painted after a trip there. “The Last Roundup” is my response to the peril of the endangered African elephant. “Roman Pantry” is my tourist painting of the busts of famous Romans that are displayed by the hundreds in art museums. When I return from my travels, my memories are shelved in the mundane pantry of my home. “Reunion” is a play on people’s conversations. The green faced character spews forth everything on her mind.
Watermedia on 22 x 30 inch sheets of Arche’s archival watercolor paper.