Women throughout all cultures and times use fabric to conceal/reveal, contract and extend ourselves. We express our power and our vulnerability, our gifts and defenses in personal fabric, a contrivance for exploring and engaging the world.
Animals have been a place-marker in our psyche since we were children listening to stories of animal. As adults we dream of animals even in our urban lives. The animals in these paintings step forward to mirror the sameness and otherness of animals. Some are in the act of becoming human, others are humans slipping into animals.
Argentine Street Tango is expressed in different ways in each series. The Tango Faces express the complex relationship of partners to each other, our histories and to the dance. In the Paper Doll Series tango is identity, an attitude of mind, body and spirit that is cultivated in the music, the body, with partners through time. The Dolly Tango Series speaks to the innocent bystander, like a child with no way to understand the complexities of adults and for the non-dancer unable to really see the dance without a body memory.