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The Last Secret Cloud 44” x 35” x 4.5” Neon and Mixed Media on Pine 2016
Neon and Mixed Media Painting
2016
VIDEO: G Gallery Houston Texas February 2017
Mixed Media Painting, Installation Art, Encaustic Art, Neon Art
2017
Agnes 24” x 24” Pure Pigment on Canvas
Powder Pigment on Canvas
24" x 24"
2016
 Vigil 6” x 6” Acrylic on Canvas
Acrylic on Canvas
6” x 6”
2016
Pulse 48” x 48”   Mixed Media on Canvas, 2016
Mixed Media on Canvas
48” x 48”
2016
Poem  48” x 48” Mixed Media on Canvas
Mixed Media on Canvas
48” x 48”
2016
Ribbon in the Sky 40” x 40” Mixed Media on Canvas
Mixed Media on Canvas
40"x40"
2016
Amazona Pure Pigment on Canvas
Powder Pigment on Canvas
30" x 48"
2016
Transamerica 48” x 48” Mixed Media on Canvas
Mixed Media on Canvas
48” x 48”
2016
Self-Portrait 48” x 48” Mixed Media on Canvas
Mixed Media on Canvas
48” x 48”
2016
Installation Art, Hanging Sculpture
Hanging Sculpture
2017
Don't Soot, Installation Art, Hanging Sculpture
Hanging Sculpture
2017
Jungle Boat 18” x 80” x 101” hanging sculpture
Installation Art
18” x 80” x 101”
2017
Jungle Boat 18” x 80” x 101” hanging sculpture
Installation Art
18” x 80” x 101”
2017
Peaceful Wild 96” x 11.5” x 108” Installation Art
Installation Art
96” x 11.5” x 108”
2017
Peaceful Wild 841” x 11.5” x 108”I nstallation Art
Installation Art
2017
Two If By Sea 36” x 24” x 112” Hanging Sculpture
Installation Art
36” x 24” x 112”
2017
Two If By Sea 36” x 24” x 112” Hanging Sculpture
Installation Art
36” x 24” x 112”
2017
Installation Art, Hanging Sculpture
Hanging Sculpture
2017
One If By Land, Into the Trees, Installation Art, Hanging Sculpture
Hanging Sculpture
2017
Into the Trees 16.5” x 18” x 120” hanging sculpture
Installation Art
16.5” x 18” x 120”
2017
Heart  84” x 18” x 96” hanging sculpture
Installation Art
84” x 18” x 96”
2017


These paintings, installations, and encaustics convey a colorful world seemingly untouched by the upheavals of ruin, bigotry, evil, violence, and fear, but are, in fact, a penetrating and personal view of this moment in our American life. They assert that, even at this time, the ideals of tenderness and compassion serve as the foundation of a prosperous society.


Cover Photo: Lacy Wolf
You could say that I want to challenge perceptions, beginning with the idea of a fixed self, gender, body, or ontology, including the perception that delight and tenderness are not part of a discourse of political protest and protection.

With a preference for motes of pure pigment, pencilled lines, metallic, neon, and iridescent color, I’ve developed a personal iconography. By presenting tangibly politicized objects and images in pacific settings— guns, rainbows, clouds, triangles, plant life and male/female reproductive organs— these works skirt the lines of representation and abstraction to create a vantage from which to view violence and prejudice.

I employed lines of graphite and loose constellations of shapes, favoring day-glow and translucent paint. I mixed pure pigments with water or encaustic medium or applied them directly to create celestial compositions of colors. Throughout the year, my work became simplified. I let myself go, scattering handfuls of pleasures across surfaces. It has been liberating to let particles of pigment direct the topography of the resulting work.

I’ve also explored the whimsical possibilities of installations, joining materials from the cultures of construction, craft, and play to create hanging sculptures. These immersive forms reveal the armature of their own making and invite us inside to question our expectations about reality.

I hope that experiencing familiar impulses in new surroundings will educate our emotions and influence a comprehensive reconsideration of how we treat the world, each other, and ourselves.