ARTIST STATEMENT: My artwork takes a passionate view of a social conscience. In my work, I reconstruct dreams, children's stories, cultural iconography, ethnography, racial and social issues.
I bring my training as an illustrator and graphic designer into my work as a fine artist.
I think of my paintings as single frame narratives--windows into the subject. My work is linked by repeated formal concerns and through the concepts.
Each personal project consists of multiple works grouped around specific themes and iconography. I use watercolor as a medium to create depth, translucency, and opacity. My wearable art is an extension of my paintings.
Nest 2 2016 botanic silk fabric made out of European beechwood 28" x 80" Uniquely designed and custom-printed modal scarf. The original painting was created in watercolor. This item is part of my wearable art collection designed for VIDA.
Dream 2016 cotton 20" x 20" Uniquely designed and custom-printed accent pillow. The original painting was created in watercolor. This item is part of my functional art collection designed for VIDA.
Hummingbird 2017 Cotton, fabric covered rod and aluminum chain 31" x 30.5" Uniquely designed and custom-printed tapestry. The original painting was created in watercolor. This item is part of my art collection designed for VIDA.
Inline to Online 2010 Watercolor 16" x 6" Illustration for the Community College of Philadelphia website and promotional materials
Last Summer with Maizon Watercolor 9" x 12" Inside page of an anthology of children books published by Harcourt Brace
Magical Angel Watercolor 7.5" x 20" One of several illustrations for a set of tarot cards
Mid Summer 2016 Watercolor 24" x 24" Part of a series called "Mid Summer, Nights, Dream"
Night 2016 Watercolor 24" x 24" Part of a series called "Mid Summer, Nights, Dream"
MLK 2012 Watercolor 15" x 16" Illustration of Martin Luther King Jr for article in Direct Art Magazine
Quiet Oil 16" x 20" Image depicting a moment of solitude, self-awareness, and contemplation
Rose 6" x 20" Watercolor A woman as a symbol of stoic beauty
Through the Looking Glass 2016 Watercolor 9" x 13" Is anything as transparent as we think? Are we captured behind for all to see or are we content with looking through to observe?
Is Your Family Like Mine Watercolor 20" x 20" originally, 10" x 10" on the book jacket cover Children's book about a girl with two mothers and other types of families. The overall message being, as long as there is love, it doesn't matter.
A Gift of Life watercolor 8.5" x 11" Illustrated Image for Open Heart Open Mind, an organization which raises for heart and lung transplants.
Reflection Watercolor 10" by 12" Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We are the voyeurs, yet the subject can look beyond herself.