My recent paintings reference the interiors of the body: cells, neurons, blood, milk, veins, wounds, and sutures. While my paintings are informed by such tragedies as AIDS and joyous events like birth, I do not desire or aim for any specific reading. Instead, the works determine an arena of interpretation informed by matters of regeneration, connection, disease and recovery. Past work arose out of my own experience, such as motherhood, and spoke to the sustenance of new life. Some work was also inspired by the miraculous feat of cell division into the journey of creation and birth of new life.
Currently I make paintings containing hundreds of pieces of wood of various heights, widths, and lengths. Each piece represents a separate entity but is linked with its surrounding neighbors by various systematic rules and decisions. The small singular elements are meant to exist in equal strength to the whole. In effect, nothing is disconnected from the whole. The individual cannot exist without support; nevertheless, it remains distinctly unique. The singular elements ultimately change in form and substance by becoming something greater than themselves. A transmutation occurs from part to the whole.