Plum Girl (La Niña Ciruela)
Oil on Wood Panel
47.50 x 48 inches
Plum Girl is a surreal piece which, like much of my work, began as a small collage. It was created with a vintage photograph and images from an old botany textbook.
Oil on Canvas
40 x 30 inches
This particular piece was inspired by a child's fear of an old wives' tale.
I See Red
Oil on Canvas, Mixed Media
36 x 56 inches
This piece first began as a series of small doll still lifes, then later explored in large scale on a wood panel. Regardless of the scale or surface, the doll was always sitting naked with legs outstretched from side to side, but years later while sketching the same doll still life, I decided to take the piece in a different direction. It was during the process of sketching, re-sketching, and painting the piece that the narrative emerged—the doll became child-like and sexualized. The detached gaze was her only way of escaping since she could not run in high heels, nor did she have hands and arms with which to protect herself.
To see the evolution of this piece, go to the 7/11/11 and 5/1/11 post.