My artwork is not created merely for visual pleasure, but to work through private thoughts as a meaningful process. Attention to detail with an element of surprise gives my compositions an intriguing quality that demands the attention of the observer. Realistic images created and superimposed with various mediums stir an emotional state that oftentimes turns less representational, but more provocatively decorative. Figure drawing is continuously studied to further the development of elements and principles of design.
My work has always been a process of personal emotions and storytelling. Watching my young granddaughter becoming aware of the world's gender imbalance, lead me to creatively express my concerns. This mixed media composition, "Pawn or Queen?" reflects women's ongoing struggle for gender equality. Pertinent newspaper, magazine & historical images are collaged forming the image of a young girl (my granddaughter) playing chess. Her next "move" is guided by those individuals current & past taking up the cause. Perhaps in time, through awareness, each generation of women will help to balance this "game" of inequality.