Edge of Chaos Series
In the world of physics, edge of chaos refers to the idea that many complex adaptive systems seem to intuitively evolve toward a regime near the boundary between chaos and order. The dynamics at work in both art and the science of our universe is the idea behind this series of abstract works. I allow the components of the composition to inform where I as the artist react next. I allow the chemistry and "Magic" of the media and tools I'm using to move the work forward using this element of accident or chaos to create dynamic movement that feels organic in nature.
Growing out of the Nostalgic Beauty Series is the simply titled Beauty Series. This work continues to explore different facets of beauty and femininity. From the fairytale to the city street, each portrait represents an idea of beauty that informs how we perceive women. In most of the portraits, the eyes are closed, expressing to the viewer that you can see this outer form, but, you don't know my thoughts, fears, loves and life.
Nostalgic Beauty Series
The inspiration for this series comes from my large collection of vintage hair styling magazines. Being in the Beauty industry for almost 20 years you see the absurdity and the advertising of "perfect" to women as a never ending song that is always playing in the background. Examining my relationship to this beauty propaganda and my part in it thru a whimsical approach and the bright colors of youth is at the heart of this series. Work is created with acrylic paint, beauty imagery, and found and created papers.