Mixed Media Artist
Body of Work:
Title: "Breaking Skin" (Sold)
Size: 30" x 40"
Media: Handmade Paper, Mixed Media
Notes: “Breaking Skin” was conceived
to symbolize racism and the divisive energy it carries. A universal human image is seen
in two halves. This is the key to our commonality – that it takes duality to make
up any whole and that we all are made up of this duality. The concept of “the other”
is actually always a part of us. It refers to any group or person that our mind sees as
different, strange, inferior, to-be-feared. What we fear, judge, condemn or subjugate is
actually part of ourselves, that dualistic nature. What this does is break apart our psychic
skin, both collectively and individually. The figure has many ropes of skin, in many colors.
These represent the multitude of tones and hues of our human skins. A long beaded “backbone”
goes down each half of the two parts, tightly woven and solidly configured, giving structure
to the figure. Towards the bottom, this begins to fray and unravel, symbolizing the state
of consciousness we, as humans on this planet, are in at present.