Artist Statement

I paint disassociated images symbolizing the abuse of women. Painting on wood panels which were at one time living, scarring them is cathartic as well as leaving parts of the paintings deliberately unfinished and minimalist. What we wear, how we talk, where we walk, abuse is a daily fear for women.

Female sexual abuse and human trafficking is more common around us than we would care to believe. Women today and have for centuries been objectified. It is easy to abuse what one believes they possess. The disconnected imagery is also a female self-preservation.  Objectification, the Patriarchy and male misogeny is being questioned today with the #METOO movement and it should be