Tuesday, June 10, 2008


A familiar subjective relationship between Modigliani's Jeanne Hebuterne 1919 and Requiem for Ary???

Blue Balls For Honey

Another collaboration with artist David Hage, Blue Balls for Honey 2007, is whimsically perverted work. The found object, a dried out honeycomb encased in a plastic dome, becomes the strange attraction between a conversation of two naked people. David and I switched places as he concentrated on the figures and I worked on the peculiar feel of the faces.
Once again, with the aesthetic of David, we end up with two confrotational figures in a flat background relying on each other for more than company.


The first painting of a group of three, Frejya 2008 was only able to be captured by my brush when asleep for her energy is intense. A subconcious image comes alive here. She is actually laying on a plate but what it looks to be is a fetus, understandably so for I was seven months pregnant when I did this painting. In my artistic endeavors, it is always the after thought and subconcious intentions that bring the most to my work.

In this very large painting (eight feet by six feet) by David Hage and myself entitled Etalupinam Em that we collaborated on in 2007, my eyes are drawn into the over crowded dark pink world. Although flat, it possesses a landscape feel devoid of perspective and embellished with liberal paint strokes. One of my favorite collaborations to date.
The work was created with a house paint background and a multitude of acrylic and oil paints for the subject. A cheap alternative to the fancy primer paints at one's art supply store, in my opinion just as workable and utilitarian. (Although archival quality may suffer)
David Hage is known for his creepy faces dripped with wide-eyed emotion and abstract figurism and for using his signature as an aesthetic- incorporating it directly into the composition.
Our painting styles have merged into a disasterous eden. As David would move across the canvas with unabashed lines and figues, I would follow as if picking up his bread trail, covering up what I thought to be excessive and encouraging what I found pleasing.
The three figures are a triage of difference. One tall and intimidating, looking directly at the viewer while another figure has become the abdomen balled into the fetal position and seeking the warmth of the other's confidence. The third figure, a dog or pet of some kind with a similar confrontational look yet dumbed down by the stature.
The composition looks to be divided into three with the left side devoid of a figure, our emotional intersts lay in the human two thirds.
Proud to be a pink painter.

A Venture Into Stoicism

A mixed media painting done in 2006 entitled Requiem for Ary.
Here is where I has started incorporating the black figures in the background. They were either coming or going, human or not human, it really does not matter. They are a interpretation of the distance I felt to the two figures in the foreground. Although they are almost entwined, they could not be further apart. A blank stare from the feminine figure and a faceless devourer of prudence from the male figure, give a sense of loneliness within their strange world.
A poem that was inspired from the painting:
In sobriety,
One feels the strength to ignore the tapping of
the past upon the oak door of conscience
Whirlwind tortuous provocative affair enraptured a being for so
long-how unhealthy one was-how destroyed one has become
from the play of words
And the distance of a tainted presence.