After reading Circe by Madelline Miller, I was obsessed with painting the goddess/sorceress/nymph, because I related so much to the character.
It was such an honor to be included in the 2017 Red Clay Survey. Initiated in 1988, The Red Clay Survey takes the pulse of contemporary Southern art through a selection of works in all styles and media determined by a juror with strong national credentials. The works in The Red Clay Survey typically range in style from the traditional to the avant-garde and encompass painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, fine craft, photography and mixed media works from artists throughout an 11-state region. These works reflect the multifaceted state of today’s art.
Miss Havisham was exhibited along with Mother for a show at the airport. Miss H is from a series that I did with wire and books. If you're familiar with the story, she is an old eccentric lady who mourns the loss of her love, who left her on the day of their nuptuals...she wanders around in her old mansion, still in her wedding gown, living in the past.
The wire piece is life size, and the train is made from pages from Great Expectaions...and it is approximately 12 feet long.
Mother is a mixed media piece incorporating an old dress from the late 1800's with canvas, paint and delicate graphite mark making.