I create biographical testimonies, through the
process of creating highly personal images; I
mine popular culture and integrate forms within
my visual language.  I analyze my reactions to
fashion photography:  female stereotypes
constructed as balanced archetypes and
prototypes that create a compelling connection
within our cultural identity, which advertisers
encourage us to pursue.  I have noticed I
consistently use blonde and brunette personas
"coupled" together in my compositions.  Seeing
them as one persona that has been split, I saw
this phenomenon in my artwork as mythology
that deserved exploration.

In the work "Night with Dawn and Cupid,"
Giovanni Mannozzi, 1635, Dawn, positioned in a
spiral, rests her head at the base of Night’s
womb.  Symbolic of the equinox the two personas
represent the cosmos.  This metaphor appears
frequently in fashion editorials.  Within these
fashion editorials “twinned” models have similar
facial structures that imply identical identity and
contrasted; they are made fraternal by distinctive
characteristics of hair or skin color.  I believe
“persona splitting” is a powerful fashion editorial
tactic, metaphorically introducing a division in
time, splitting fantasy from linear reality,
encouraging consumers to identify with the
featured personas, thus, priming the reader’s
response to be receptive to ideas and concepts.
Match the Pleasure, acrylic and gold leaf on canvas, 18" x 24" x 1", 2006
Gold Rush, acrylic and gold leaf on canvas, 18" x 24" x 2", 2006
Paris a New Mood, acrylic and gold leaf on canvas, 16" x 16" x 4", 2006
La La La, acrylic and ink on paper, 28" x 40", 2006
Watercolors Worth Remembering
acrylic and gold leaf on canvas
18" x 24", 2006
Minimal
acrylic on canvas
18" x 24", 2006
Spectacle Spectacular:  Paintings
All of the images on this page are thumbnails, please click on the thumbnails of each work below to view a larger, full screen image.
Sitting Pretty installation, acrylic, ink, and gold leaf on canvas, 2006 details from in.stallation
featured below and on pages 1 & 3 of Spectacle Spectacular Paintings on this site.
The Differ, acrylic and gold leaf on canvas, 16" x 16" x 4", 2006
Tatiana, acrylic and gold leaf on canvas, 12" x 18" x 1", 2006
MostMore, acrylic and gold leaf on
canvas, 18" x 24", 2006
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