There is an organic unfolding as I continue to research and respond to my social environment.
The titles in this series are as much a part of the work as the visual.
The boards are wallpapered with the narrative reflecting the format in which they were researched.
The confines of the boards have become irrelevant. The work is leaving the page in the form of irregular edges, base, relief and fabric.
I am continually asked why I change medium and style so frequently in my artwork. “Just stay with one thing and you will become more marketable”
I have been consistent with collage work for several years now yet as they evolve the look and my message change.
Visual is my language of how I both process and communicate with the world. All the styles, methods and materials I have worked with through out my life are all just right there to be used as needed. (years of work =years of working methods 😉
The visual changes are not intended to confuse you my collectors.
As an artist I am responding directly to my environment and the world from my vantage point.
How can that not possible change?
My current collage work is steeped in social/global issues…Hours of research go into them.
Yet today I really just needed to revisit my older Technique of a simple ink line drawing to express a thought.
Thank you for letting me share it with you 😉
My collage work is a direct visual response to current news stories. My previous series were taken from the NY times and the Wall Street journal. Beginning with the election of the new American president my work has taken on a more studied persona. Quite unintentionally the brightly colored layer of the collage’s has fallen to the wayside. The issues are still based upon the same 2 newspapers but they have become a springboard from which I do a great deal of research.
In part this series is addressing how intertwined the politics of different nations are creating our world.
But on a more personal level the work address the impact each individual’s actions have in creating the harmony or discord of our environment. This series has a great deal more visible text including my own journaling. The titles are VERY important. I have purposely written my text as one long run on word. It is possible to read what I have written yet my goal is to leave you the viewer room to contemplate your own personal views.
1-MY ABC’S AR IN THE BAG
2-WHERE DID YOU PUT MY COAT?”
This project made was 1st shared in Korea at the CICA museum during their Conceptual show.
Relationships are created within the ephemeral fragility of existence.
One is shaped and molded by that person(s) you can no longer reach that haunts your soul.
Be it physical distance, miscommunications, or death you are left with a negative space you yearn sooth.
On one of the small mirrors please reflect and share your final kiss to the rising wall to that person you can no long reach.
Work from the first 19 days of January 2017
The definition, working method and statement of my work has changed very little in the last year, yet the work itself has undergone many visual transformations.
I am still creating work in direct response to individual news articles.
Out of necessity each of my series steps deeper into a social conscious reaction.
One is born landing on a spot of the color wheel
One adorns the hue associated with the color.
One’s outer casing becomes one’s identification card.
One’s bondage is roped and pinned via the visual.
One is more than one….one is alway more…..
BEHIND THE MASK
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Historically masks have had a place in all cultures for ceremonial events, expressing power, fear, protection, beauty, celebration and idealization.
Subconsciously we all learn to wear masks to maneuver smoothly throughout society.
We are judged and judge others first by our visual assessment of one another. Is it the subtle curve of a mouth, the angle of one’s nose, the intensity on a look….ECT
A manmade mask is a static facial expression frozen in time and space. Each viewer is left to determine the emotion the frozen expression leaves them with.