Disturbing the Universe

Women artists have been historically silenced and siloed, often in the shadows of their male counterparts, and rarely allowed to command the interest of the art world for long. The physical acts of tearing, scratching, gouging, pouring, puncturing and splattering allow the socially unacceptable violence we contain to be channeled and given legitimacy. Making art allows me to explore that rage and accept it as transformative and eminently transformable.

ADAM'S RIB

18" x 24" Acrylic on paper

Escape from the Garden

18" x 24" Acrylic on panel

BODY PARTS

12" x 16" Acrylic on wood panel

MOTHERHOOD

11" x 14" Acrylic on paper

BLOODLINE

11" x 14" Acrylic on paper

COUP

16" x 20" Acrylic on paper, newspaper on wood panel

WARRIOR

24" x 24" Acrylic on paper

Going to the Matresses

18" x 18" Acrylic on panel

Le Souk

30" x 40" Acrylic on paper

Does This End?

11" X 14" Acrylic on wood panel This painting started with a New York Times issue that contained more than six articles about specific acts of violence: shooting, beating, stabbing, protest repression, and murder. Some of the shapes recall body parts, nerve endings, and blood vessels. The composition reflects the disarray of bodies subjected to violence as well as the objective reporting that inevitably, if not intentionally, dehumanizes it.

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