Portfolio > Icons & Ceremony (2009-2011)

missing in action
acrylic and colored pencil on matte board
14 x 14 inches
2011
Ventral Venus
Paint marker, acrylic and paper on canvas
18 x 24 inches
2011
kaleidoscopic fenestra
Acrylic, paint marker and mixed media on paper
22 x 30 inches
2011
naomi rising
acrylic and colored pencil on matte board with cutouts
16 x 20 inches
2011
our lady paraclete
colored pencil & gouache on matte board
16 inches x 20 inches
2010
lithographic portrait
Lithograph on paper
11 x 14 inches
2011
synechdoche
colored pencil & gouache on matte board
16 inches x 20 inches
2010
dactylic pulse
colored pencil & gouache on matte board
16 inches x 20 inches
2010
E x 3!
Acrylic and paint marker on canvas paper
18 x 24 inches
2011
E x 3!
Acrylic and paint marker on canvas paper
18 x 24 inches
2011
E x 3!
Acrylic and paint marker on canvas paper
18 x 24 inches
2011
synods of lumen proscenium
acrylic, paint marker and mixed media on paper
22 x 30 inches
2011
erogenous zone
Lithograph on paper
15 x 20 inches
2011
overlap
acrylic and paper on board
15 x 20 inches
2011
serpentine bloom
colored pencil, paint marker and gouache on matte board
16 x 20 inches
2010
critical mass
colored pencil, paint marker and gouache on matte board
18 x 24 inches
2010
ponytail at rest
acrylic on canvas
18 x 24 inches
2010
raspberry internment
colored pencil, paint marker & gouache on matte board
16 inches x 20 inches
2010
antediluvian hotbox
colored pencil and gouache on matte board
16 x 20 inches
2010
creole palliadium
colored pencil & gouache on matte board
16 inches x 20 inches
2010
untitled duo
copperplate etching
18 inches x 11 inches
2010
m'xxd grrls
photo polymer plate etching
5 inches x 7 inches
2010
rooftop ex cathedra
colored pencil & gouache
16 inches x 20 inches
2009
O
copperplate etching
10 x 10 inches
2009
fallopian ziggaraut
colored pencil & gouache
16 inches x 20 inches
2009
untitled
copperplate etching
6 inches x 6 inches
2010
my hair
copperplate etching
5 x 7 inches
2010
model worship
Colored pencil & gouache
16 inches x 20 inches
2009
untitled
copperplate etching
6 inches x 6 inches
2010
sacristy door
Colored Pencil & Gouache
16 inches x 20 inches
2009

This work explores notions of gender, ethnic identity and power. It depicts female subjects in imagined spaces or environments composed of urban exteriors, religious interiors, everyday objects and emotionally charged talismans. These spaces are fantastical elaborations on metropolitan existence and cathedrals that use historically/traditionally powerful iconography and symbolism. Placing these subjects in this context is meant to afford power in a representation style usually reserved for religious icons; thus affording them power without overt sexualization as objects. This process continues for me as I shift mediums and materials. The beginning of this body of work is heavily rooted in drawing and building up surfaces with dry materials and has now shifted to a larger scale, using markers and wet media. As a supplement to this work, I also create etchings and lithographs that correspond to some of the existing pieces. Currently I am questioning the role of everyday routine and objects in the creation and establishment of ceremony.