These are paintings in drag!

 

The work is a deliberate cull of references, objects, trends and perceptions.  

Often the agency of fashion is used, which employs markers, a means of showing a position or expression that consider gender, ethnicity and economy, among others. These mediated objects, previously incorporated or worn on the human body, act as a palimpsest.

 

I then apply gestural painting to reorient, connect or excavate, sometimes to signal body or mental constructs. The emphasis is upon the plurality of social and cultural forces that construct a context, thus revealing complexities of human assimilation in a post-global-consciousness.