A look back to 1985 , starting from the most recent works finished just today, January 1, 2018.
2017 was the most amazing year for me as an artist. The West of Lincoln Project was exhibited in Venice and the whole event changed my life for the better. I look forward to 2018 as I will be painting a series for the Belonging project here in Nevada County, CA.
Happy New Year, with all my love,
“How do you identify ethnically?” I recently had my DNA tested from which only one nationality showed up on the test out of a long list of nationalities I was raised to believe I was made up of. I grew up in a neighborhood that was equally black and latino, as far as I was concerned I was more black and latino than what my test results showed.
Documents the history of Venice through the life stories of people who grew up in Venice, California, as told through large-scale paintings, video, the Venice Tribute Wall, written biogrophies and audio interviews.
Artist as Mother Series 2015
An introspection of motherhood, the struggles I have being my daughter’s teacher, when really she is my teacher, and finding humor in the painful growth stages we both encounter. Drawn intuitively, scribbling lines until I can feel an image out of a mess that speaks to me, allowing an element of surprise by what my unconscious is delivering in form.
Becoming a Better Sinner Series 2014
About the structures we put in place to try to make us feel right or belong that result in a residue of guilt from self-betrayal. Here I’m playing with the meaning of the word, a word with so much charge and button-pushing in our world. I find that what others may call a sin isn’t really what I would call a sin.
From my studies at the San Francisco Art Institute and the years that followed.