My work is distinctly feminine, coming from my own female experience and from the historical use of women as personifications of nature. Within that context I consider the reciprocal quality of our relationship to the environment. I believe we are shaped by the environment in which we live and as we change it we change ourselves. I imagine what might be our future fossil remains. Oil transformed into long chain molecules that defy the normal decomposition processes nature has evolved, is made into a beautiful translucent form reflecting spring flowers. Who would think that danger would sneak up on us in such a beautiful and optically pleasurable way? My paintings often express this unease with beauty. I wonder about beauty’s perilous message that everything is fine and the dangers it may lead us to ignore.
While at Headlands
I will explore the surrounding landscape gathering reference for a new series of paintings, and continue with current projects in the studio. I am especially excited to research a project inspired by the work of David Milarch. He has been cloning the giant redwoods in a Marin County park, named Roy’s Redwoods.