Paramour, Siren, Virgin

‘Beautifying the Sin’ cycle

In 1992, when I was 18 years old I was living in London, UK. While there I saw the exhibition ‘Fiereze of Life’ at the National Gallery which was the work of Edvard Munch. I connected very strongly with his impression of people as having three different aspects to themselves; the pure, the seducer, and the evil. He represented them in the manner of painting the same figure in three different outfits, white, red, and black in a single painting.

In reality people are not that simple to classify because we are all of these characteristics at different points in her life. In these images the same subject is also represented in black, white and red clothing, and through the folds in the paper (scars of life experiences) and the lines of colors and variety of mediums. I strive to create images that express the individual nature of these three different aspects of everyones personality while using the line to express their interconnectedness and the overlap. I am trying to stop a moment and engage in the complexity of the organized chaos that is within all of us. In doing so, I hope to understand those people in my life and myself a little better.

Unique distressed archival pigment prints with acrylic paint, acrylic medium, encaustic, and imitation gold leaf
68 inches x 132 inches (68 x 42 inches each)
2017