WE SEE YOU
       
     
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Lady Jade
       
     
"Put on some lipstick, you'll be fine."
       
     
THE LADY IN THE WIND
       
     
Dream On
       
     
Stop Mansplaining
       
     
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Smoke Show
       
     
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WE SEE YOU
       
     
WE SEE YOU

“We see you” is a table top mixed media piece. The layers of meaning behind this piece has to do with how women are treated in modern American culture. It’s comprised of eye contact, a collage of knowing looks between women to make sure that we are OK, because we always see each other. If harassment or assault is happening to us in a public sphere, many times it happens because there is not another woman or any witness around to stop the assailants. We have learned to be overly vigilant and cautious because of how we are socialized (versus how men are socialized) and it’s for our own safety and we have to look out for each other because if we don’t nobody else will.

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Lady Jade
       
     
Lady Jade

Currently on display at Landon Cole Furniture Gallery in Los Angeles

This steel sign represents the birth of the INDEPENDENCE AND EMPOWERMENT series. Bringing mixed media to the next level with this composition layered with gold leaf, ink on yuppo paper, cut paper, finished with glittering resin. The goal of this series was to empower independent women and honor their hard work through years of fighting for equal rights, and social justice.

Within the series many of these works have lone female figures in them, so often we feel alone as we face many obstacles in our efforts of success and trying to have it all. I truly believe we can have it all and do it all with the support of other strong independent women and people in our communities. This and other works in the series represent overcoming these obstacles, and troubles to find success in whatever we search for.

"Put on some lipstick, you'll be fine."
       
     
"Put on some lipstick, you'll be fine."

The “Party Girls” Series is a special tribute to internalized misogyny, and the cultural discrediting of the emotional and physical labor of female and female identifying sex workers, exotic dancers, service industry workers, and anyone else who works with the general public.

Don’t complain, make yourself look pretty for consumption instead! Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s antidepressants.

Be grateful for superficial compliments since the only way society values you is for your looks. “Wow, I never would’ve guessed, you look so much younger!”

Everything will be fine, don’t upset the status quo, here, put this on… don’t you feel better now that you fit the beauty standard society is infringing on you? Don’t you feel better now that you are ready for consumption?

No. I don’t feel better, and I am not here for your consumption.

THE LADY IN THE WIND
       
     
THE LADY IN THE WIND

INDEPENDENT AND EMPOWERMENT SERIES

Many of these collages have lone female figures in them, so often we feel alone as we face many obstacles in our efforts of success and trying to have it all. I truly believe we can have it all and do it all with the support of other strong independent women and people in our communities. This and other works in the series represent overcoming these obstacles, and troubles to find success in whatever we search for.

Dream On
       
     
Dream On

Currently on display at Landon Cole Furniture Gallery in Los Angeles

Stop Mansplaining
       
     
Stop Mansplaining

Inspired by being female in the work force. This painting represents the quiet humiliating frustration many women feel on a regular basis from this social phenomenon. One theory of the root cause of mansplaining is based in the socialization of boys verses girls through childhood. Other factors include being polite at work, worried that the boss will fire you if you correct him (again).

In this composition I started with an acrylic painting and I collaged with pieces of drawings, art paper, and magazine materials. Finally solidifying the composition with two thick coats of glittering resin suspending everything in time together.

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Smoke Show
       
     
Smoke Show

Analog collage sealed between resin and fluid painting.

Smoke show explores the delicate balance between self medication as a coping mechanism for trauma, and substance abuse.

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