Jungle Ladies

FiguresandFirmament

Figures and Firmament, 2021, Oil on canvas, 72 x 48”

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Sentinel, Sisters, Sunflowers, 2021, Oil on canvas, 72 x 48”

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Our Bestial Selves, 2020, Oil on canvas, 60 x 48”

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We Wonder What is Next, 2020, Oil on canvas, 60 x 48”

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Jungle Ladies Dreaming, 2019, Oil on canvas, 56 x 44”

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Jungle Ladies in a Transitional space,  2019, Oil on canvas, 54 x 42”

Precipice.jpg

Precipice, 2019, Oil on canvas, 105 x 20”

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Jungle Lady in the Time of Corona 1, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 14 x 11”

JungleLadyintheTimeofCorona

Jungle Lady in the Time of Corona 2, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 14 x 11”

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Jungle Lady in the Time of Corona 3, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 14 x 11”

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Jungle Ladies in the Time of Corona, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 11 x 14”

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Jungle Lady in the Time of Corona 4, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 14 x 11”

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Jungle Lady in the Time of Corona 5, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 14 x 11”

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Jungle Lady in the Time of Corona 6, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 14 x 11”

ThreePhasesoftheMoon.jpg

Three Phases of the Moon, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 150”

JungleLadyinaBlueLandscape.jpg

Jungle Lady in a Blue Landscape, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 20”

Procession.jpg

Procession, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 110”

Study 1.jpg

Study 1, 2020, Pencil, marker, watercolor, gouache on paper, 12 x 9”

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Study 2, 2020, Pencil, marker, watercolor, gouache on paper, 12 x 9”

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Study 3, 2020, Pencil, marker, watercolor, gouache on paper, 12 x 9”

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Study 4, 2020, Pencil, marker, watercolor, gouache on paper, 12 x 9”

Embrace.jpg

Embrace, 2018, Oil pastel, gouache, acrylic on paper, 12 x 9”

In my series Jungle Ladies, I explore female identity through the lens of myths and dreams.   The title describes a merging of untamed psyche and social construct.   My invented, cartoon-like female figures and hybrid creatures enact a variety of situations in ambiguous landscapes.   In particular, I am interested in the ways in which emotional and psychological states can be cogently expressed via distortions of the body, and the dynamic visual stories that the female body can tell.   Tales of struggle and resilience are implicit in my female forms, and issues of aging and sexuality are ongoing themes.