My work is about exploring the places between and apart from ordinary reality. I love mythology, symbolism, and iconography and my art is a means to find my own symbolic language. I am often exploring the realm of dreams and the subconscious, and oftimes my paintings seem to develop their own will as I create them; I often feel guided towards using particular images. I enjoy working with a variety of media including acrylics, watercolors, clay, beads, and found objects. I enjoy employing whatever items I may find into a particular piece as adornment, enhancement, and a way to further my message. I have long been fascinated with medieval and Renaissance altarpieces and the multiple panels displaying different parts of a story or theme, and I have brought that fascination into my own work. My influences include Agnes Pelton, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Judy Chicago, Leonor Fini and Marybeth Edelstein. I also love the Romantics, particularly the Pre-Raphaelites. I’m interested in studying how the current Technological Revolution is much like the Industrial Revolution, and fascinated by the way in which artists respond to these changes. I often feel as though I am rebelling against the Technological Age through my work. I am interested in forms that are more organic, in processes that are done by hand.
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