I am using the concept of masking to explore the degree to which women reveal or obscure themselves as they navigate the world.
"Heartsore" 40" x 24" mixed media on paper, mounted to board and boxed
Recent events at our Southwest border, separating children, even small babies from the mothers and fathers has shocked all thinking, caring people. Border guards telling these parents “You will never see your children again”. Over 2300 children were taken with more than 200 younger than 5 years old. Children were shipped to over 100 tent cities, makeshift shelters, foster care centers in every state. Siblings and shelter workers were told “do not touch or comfort” separated children. Many children were medicated both in the morning and evening. Some could not even walk. Where has our humanity and morality gone in the USA?
This piece lists the cities & shelters still holding many children. The heart shapes contain names of the 200 children, many only months old. My heart, like millions of Americans and hundreds of millions of the world, is heartbroken, is heartsore.
"Why Not Drink" 32" x 20" diptych mixed media on canvas
As women, we were good children, good students, good wives and mothers and now grandmothers. Lots of joy and disappointment in our lives and now that we are old, we are free to do whatever we like. So why not drink 5 glasses of wine a night if we want to! 37% of women over 60 either are binge drinkers or drink 1/2 bottle of wine a night. And why not? Doing everything as well as we could, why not do whatever we want to now?
"No More Stolen Sisters" speaks about all the native american women and girls who go missing or murdered and no one is able to find them.