This large figurative body
of work began to emerge in 1992 and continues to strongly influence the
current direction of my work. What interests me in this series is
the exploration of common human experience through time, and the
challenge of holding these common life experiences in simplified human
and landscape forms.
forms? This is one of the most frequently asked
questions about the work…specifically, the face-no face question.
As the series first emerged I asked this question too. Then I
painted more specific facial features onto one of the early
works. When I did this the entire energy of the painting changed
and a strong focus on viewing the work went directly into this specific
face. I found that what captured my interest as I continued to
work was the balance between body, face and landscape…connecting them
together so strongly that no one of these features would be
predominant…that they would all hold equal energy.
I experience this connection…between ourselves as humans and the
landscape environments within which we live…as a link which is
precarious and often threatened. I find that my work is often
done with the intention of holding humans and the land solidly together.
Years after beginning this series, on my first trip to Paris…I was at
the Louvre, looking at the oldest piece of sculpture in their
collection, and it wore the same simplified face which I had been
painting on these works!
This body of work has been shown publicly in the Boston, New York and
DC areas and has been published a handful of times. The most
easily accessed book containing my work is, Return of the Great
Goddess, edited by Burleigh Muten, Shambala Publications, 1994.
Artists from whom I have drawn inspiration in this work are Elizabeth
Catlett, Yolanda Lopez, Georgia O’Keeffe, Diego Rivera and Francisco
Teachers who have helped me find my way are Larry Verkins, Ric Campman,
Barbara Warren, and Kate Ransohoff.
I appreciate your interest in the work. May it bring you beauty,
strength and wholeness.
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