“Some Girls Women” 2018
11 x 14"
combined media, acrylic, paper on cradled wood panel
Inspired by the Rolling Stone’s Album “Some Girls”, this mixed media piece features album art transfer under layers of charcoal and acrylic paint demonstrating the passage of time. The current fashion and shoes on top are symbolic of the beautiful and confident journey of — the woman.
Along with other members of WAN (Winchester Artist Network) I’m showing “Buddha with Blue Light” at the Winchester Public Library 80 Washington Street Winchester, MA
This digital print is part of my on-going work with Light-Painting photography. For years I have been experimenting with long shutter speeds and the movement of various light sources to create a single frame of layered light and subject. I use the light source as a painting tool during the long exposure. Check out some other pieces I’ve done at this link using this technique here:
This layered digital image is the result of my fascination with the night sky and archeological finds concerning matriarchal societies. I photographed the Venus of Willendorf on New Year’s Eve at her home, the Museum of Natural History, Vienna. On January 21, 2019, with an 800mm lens, I captured the Super Blood Moon full lunar eclipse. Composing the stages of the eclipse spelling out MOON. (period) and elevating the Venus speaks to the significance of the female cycle and the ancient reverence of women.
“Venus and Moon.” is on view as part of the Collage/Mixed Media/Digital (The Art of Layering) exhibit hosted by National Association of Women Artists - NAWA Gallery 315 W 39th St, Suite 508, New York, NY 10018
December 2018 - Hess Gallery - Pine Manor College is my piece, “Title X” . The exhibit, The Personal is Political, includes more than 20 members of Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Women Artists who have created paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints on themes of feminism and empowerment.
“Roundup® Your Young” 2018
Assemblage 60”H x 30W x 23D
Inspired by the ancient bee goddess found engraved on onyx, Knossos Crete, c. 1500 BC — this assemblage attempts to raise awareness on the harmful effects herbicides have on nature and ourselves. Glyphosate (found in Roundup®) is widely used in agriculture and gardens. The effects it is having on bees especially the honeybee is critical and the link between glyphosate and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, can no longer be ignored. “Roundup® Your Young” is a call to arms on behalf of the bee and ourselves. Monsanto, now owned by Bayer, mass produce these harmful chemicals and market them with little warning. Tons are sprayed on our agriculture annually and consumers in search for that lush green lawn have aisles of herbicides displayed prominently in every Lowes and Home depot across the country.
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