My work involves an exploration of matriarchal history and mythology. The archetypal use of the vessel to symbolize women's fertility carries powerful meaning. The dissecting and multiplicity of the abstracted female form in my monotypes suggests many generations of knowledge and life experience, both individual and collective.
In ancient cultures as in contemporary time, the vessel has been the container for all aspects of survival -- water, wine, food, medicine, for example. Religious ceremonies use the vessel in their rituals, perpetuating its use in the celebration of the life force. As a vessel for nurturing and bearing children women are the containers of the soul and life.
My new work is a response to the energy fields which swirl and spiral around and within us as well as far beyond. There are several layers to each piece-printmaking, collage, and sewing. My intention is to evoke a reaction in the viewer of feeling both elation and release.
"Primordial Rituals 9," stencil + thread, 26" x 38"
"Red Dots," collage + stencil + thread, 16" x 16"
"Whimsy 1," collage + thread, 16" x 16"
"Galaxies 1," collage + stencil + thread, 16" x 16"
"Primordial Rituals 1," stencil, 26" x 38"