paintings 2006-2009

statement:

Bunnies! Monkeys! Card catalogs! Oh my! Through my paintings, I try to work out my frustrations and disappointments in ways that are colorful, humorous, and have a playful tone. By downplaying the seriousness of my own frustrations and turning them into playful images, I remind myself that I am in control of the way I see my life; I have the power to make the boundaries of the world I want to live in, to create something out of (almost) nothing, and to see the extraordinary in the ordinary.

 

2 comments

  1. Are you saying you doubt your skills and thus laugh at your “mistakes?” Sure, there are better artists out there. But, I don’t see humor in every piece you or I make. Or, when you say “downplaying my own frustrations,” are you saying you just try to make every piece with less concern for perfection? You just let your hands do the walking, and where ever each piece ends up, there it goes. [Sort of like Picasso filling a house and then relocating when its full.]

    Ouch. Lemon juice on a bleeding finger. Painful. A pimple on a nose? A face made from pieces of map…now that is innovative. I like the wintry trees but am not sure what is moving among them…a monkey ghost? And, is that a “selfie” of a hand taking a “selfie” of a woman (you, perhaps)?

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  2. Thank you for taking the time to write a comment.

    I think I want to say, it helps to have a sense of humor and to laugh at myself, even through my mistakes. That’s just how I cope with life. I also have a dry sense of humor. So, there’s that.
    Yes, that’s a selfie before selfies were “selfies.” On one side of the canvas was my “selfie” and on the other was my hand.

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