portraits are from an ongoing
investigation that evokes the
opening of a vast internal space. Like Alice in Wonderland, traveling
through a small hole to
something so big, by concentrating the information in miniature, it
magnifies an interior space that is my world within.
works are stimulated by the exploration of painting
technique: mixing colors to find flesh tones, the excitement of
color relationships, the quality of pigments, the light, shape of form,
and compositional concerns. The quality of a figure contained, yet
exhibiting a monumental feeling... concerns that painters have always
exploration of technique, the paintings themselves lead me in
surprising directions. The paintings are done of a moment, sometimes
personal things are revealed in the process; gestures that I wasn't
I begin to understand myself as younger and older; feminine and
masculine; my relationship to 'family'.
I began with
the objective to 'capture' personality, or perhaps what
appears on the surface. It became evident that this was impossible. In
my acute observations of my face, unexpectedly, aspects of unknown
ancestors appear. Each conjures up its own history, healing the wounds
intimately, I discover my self.
It is my past that reveals
The secrets to my life, lie within."
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