Self Portrait Artwork created with iPhone and iPad. Being female, aging, woman, in US culture, is a challenge to take up and own full space. As we age women are expected to take less and less of an allowed presence. We are relegated to granny, old woman, invisible, shrinking, softening form. We are assumed to be a mere portion of our full self. We must, if we want to be seen fully, set into a battle for control of our own opinion and our own body. In “Portrait of a Woman” I declare ownership of self and space. I declare my experience valid, strong and bold. I assert the person I am and the iconic figure I become in asserting my place.
I am now seer, knower of the world. I am- one who envisions, experiences, feels, tells all. I take a rightful place in the world of knowing and experience. I am she who speaks her truth. I am one who others look to for understanding and inspiration. I am: She who is in alliance with forest, flora, river, leaf, mountain, city, water, animal, insect, bird, all living.
Views from bridges, platforms along the Willamette River mostly created with iPhone and iPad
Images of land, sky, buildings and water,mostly created with iPhone and iPad, some infrared mixed in.
Mostly digitally painted Images of flowers, leaves, plants
Reimagining Images of My Sister Betsy. Digital paintings using iPhone and iPad. Creating a pathway for my loss and grief.
“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.” Washington Irving
Transfer paintings, created with photographic transfers, mixed media. Celebrating the worship of Dragonfly and Cactus.
Early artwork created with Infrared black and white film. Analog prints available. Contact me directly firstname.lastname@example.org
Infrared Photography Featuring my beloved Isabel, My Doberman. Early artwork created with Infrared black and white film. Analog prints available. Contact me directly email@example.com
Early artwork created in response to life threatening illness. Pen and ink.
Some of the first non photographic artwork I created. Abstract Paintings created in 90's. Chronicle of early childhood trauma.