This body of work is composed of found objects, vintage treasures, personal mementos, and items that speak to the heart and critical mind. Along with painting, carpentry, needlework, wardrobe, propping and other mediums and methods, the selected elements come together to form a metaphorical language that draws on the mysterious, dream imagery, distant memories, gut reactions, unspoken fears and amorphous hopes.
Fertile Dreams Series
In Fertile Dreams the role of mother is explored along with unreal expectations, misconceptions and surrounding myths. The use of vintage and antique elements assist in depicting a mythical or fairy tale interpretation, allowing for dreamlike and timeless images. Creating dualities in which beauty is offset by an element of fear or discomfort reveals and exposes the complex aspects of the maternal psyche.