STUFFED PAINTINGS

In these pieces, I make figure silhouettes out of canvas, which I stuff with cotton and sew. I then paint narratives on the facades of each form. Each stuffed painting is a hybrid character, which embodies conflicts, losses and connections between childhood and adult lives.

White Wedding.
White Wedding.

2005, oil on stuffed and sewn canvas, 15" x 25" x 6"

Gift of God.
Gift of God.

2005, oil on stuffed and sewn canvas, 15" x 25" x 6"

Taxidermy.
Taxidermy.

2005, oil on stuffed and sewn canvas, 20" x 24" x 8"

Madonna and Child of the Leap.
Madonna and Child of the Leap.

2005, oil on stuffed and sewn canvas, 25" x 13" x 5"

Gone Missing.
Gone Missing.

2005, oil on stuffed and sewn canvas, 12" x 12" x 4"

Little Helper.
Little Helper.

2006, acrylic on stuffed and sewn canvas, 8" x 22" x 6"

Self-Portrait as Lucy
Self-Portrait as Lucy

2006, acrylic on stuffed and sewn canvas, 8" x 6" x 2"