Current Work: Paper Dolls
I am currently working on a series of figurative mixed media pieces. These are layered works on paper, incorporating charcoal, ink, pastel, collage, gouache and watercolor. They are inspired by old photographs of my family and friends; places from my childhood, remembered and recently re-observed; and people whose stories continue to resonate with me after many years away from home. These pieces evolve through a long, searching process of drawing, painting, contemplating memories, studying and re-creating photos, and assembling found and created collage papers. Thus I think of them as my grown-up game of paper dolls.