A “people watcher”. Several questions intrigued me then and continue to intrigue me now – why do people do what they do? What motivated their actions and reactions? What makes us all “tick”? Whether it is an elderly woman’s feeling of isolation, the outsider’s anxiety when courting a new friend, the conflicting joy and sadness of the surrogate mother, the unforgotten lives of those who have passed, these deeply empathetic connections are sensitive glimpses.
Recently, I am compelled to address some of our most pressing and often most contentious social and political problems within the topic of women’s issues such as domestic violence, body size acceptance, and a closer look into our indigenous women and girls who are disproportionately targets for hatred, violence, kidnapping and murder.
Whether I create work in a non-objective or figurative abstract format, these personal glimpses open a small window through which I can hopefully increase understanding and inspire change for the benefit of all of us.