The week that Covid-19 came upon us, our lives changed. People got sick, people began to die, and the world stopped, literally stopped. We began to stay home, teach remotely, wear masks, and started social distancing. The impact of all of this has been enormous. It has been strange, foreign, alarming and uncomfortable, but at the same time calming and reflective. This last statement doesn’t make sense. In the chaos, I have found peace and time to reflect.

I immediately started making art. At first, I made art because of the stress. Everything had changed instantly and making art was a form of comfort. I was instantly drawn to weaving paper together and decided to start repurposing some prints and paper pulp paintings that were not up to par. The weaving process was therapeutic and printing on the surface was exciting. I have been embossing, printing, weaving, painting, and drawing. All of these processes have created unique surfaces that express thoughts and emotions that I have been experiencing that relate to the “new normal” within our immediate community and the greater world. The houses represent all the people, the communities, the states, and the nations that are living through this pandemic. The mark making are the conversations, the emotions, and the words that are not meant to be heard. The colors can be conflicting and dramatic. They can also be peaceful for those moments that we forget and are able to breath cautiously. This body of work is being spontaneously created to reflect a personal, yet worldly reaction to the Covid-19 Pandemic!

……and then the murder of George Floyd happened.  Do I need to say more? My latest pieces reflect my reactions to the peaceful gatherings of humans, of all races, to express their feelings on the inequality and injustice that has been prevalent in the US for as long as it has existed!

EMERGENCY!

EMERGENCY!
Handmade Paper Pulp Painting, Monoprint, Oil Pastels
18″X36″
Triptych

THE NEW NORM

THE NEW NORM
Embossed Paper and Paint
30″ X 44″
Diptych

THE WORLD AROUND US

THE WORLD AROUND US
Monoprint, Oil Pastel, Gouache
30″ X 22″

THE WORLD AROUND US

THE WORLD AROUND US
Detail

Social Distancing

SOCIAL DISTANCING
Woven Paper Pulp Paintings, Monoprint,
Collage, and Gold Leaf
30″ X 22″

SOCIAL DISTANCING

SOCIAL DISTANCING
Detailed

HARDLY NOTICED

HARDLY NOTICED
Hand Woven Paper Pulp Paintings, Monoprint, Gouache
30″ X 22″

HARDLY NOTICED

HARDLY NOTICED
Detail

FLAWED

FLAWED
Handmade Paper, Monoprint, Oil Pastels
38″ X 72″

FLAWED

FLAWED
Detail

Stay Safe Stay Home

STAY SAFE STAY HOME
Woven Embossed Paper
Print
Hand Painted
30″ X 22″

STAY SAFE STAY HOME

STAY SAFE STAY HOME
Detail

ON A LIGHTER NOTE

ON A LIGHTER NOTE
Embossment
Hand Painted
30″ X 22″

ON A LIGHTER NOTE

ON A LIGHTER NOTE
Detail

UNDERGROUND CONNECTION

CONNECTED
Embossed
Hand Painted
30″ X 22″

CONNECTED

CONNECTED
Detail

SILENCE

SILENCE
Monotype
Hand Painted
30″ X 22″

A COMPLEX CONNECTION

A COMPLEX CONNECTION
Monotype
Hand Painted
30″ X 22″

PUZZLED

PUZZLED
Monotype
Hand Painted
30″X22″

Finding Peace

FINDING PEACE 1
Monotype
Gold Leaf
Hand Painted
30″ X 22″

Finding Peace 2

FINDING PEACE 2
Monotype
Gold Leaf
Hand Painted
30″ X 22″

Finding Peace 3

FINDING PEACE 3
Monotype
Gold Leaf
Hand Painted
30″ X 22″

Finding Peace 1,2,&3

FINDING PEACE 1,2,&3
Not Necessarily a Triptych
Monoptype
30″ X22″ per print

A Clear Sign

A CLEAR SIGN
Paper Pulp Painting
Metallic Pigments
43″ X 30″

THERE IS HOPE

THERE IS HOPE
Paper Pulp Painting
Metallic Pigments
38″ X 24″

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Paper Pulp Painting
Metallic Pigments
38″ X 24″

THEY CAME TO SUPPORT

THEY CAME TO SUPPORT
Paper Pulp Painting
Metallic Pigments
38″ X 24″

SHARED GRIEVANCE

SHARED GRIEVANCE
Paper Pulp Painting
38″ X 24″

Purposeful Action

PURPOSEFUL ACTION
Paper Pulp Painting
Metallic Pigments
38″ X 24″

UNREST

UNREST
Paper Pulp Painting
Metallic Pigments
38″ X 24″

PUSH BACK

PUSH BACK
Paper Pulp Painting
Metallic Pigments
38″ X 24″

PERSEVERANCE

PERSEVERANCE
Paper Pulp Painting
38″ X 24″

PROTECT OUR FUTURE

PROTECT OUR FUTURE
Paper Pulp Painting
Metallic Pigments
43″ X 30″

COLLECTIVE TENSION

COLLECTIVE TENSION
Paper Pulp Painting
Metallic Pigments
38″ X 24″

MOTIVATION FOR MOBILIZATION

MOTIVATION FOR MOBILIZATION
Paper Pulp Painting
Metallic Pigments
38″ X 24″

THE WALL BETWEEN THEM

THE WALL BETWEEN THEM
Paper Pulp Painting
Metallic Pigments
38″ X 24″

JUST CAN'T

JUST CAN’T
Paper Pulp Painting
Metallic Pigments
38″ X 24″

HERE TO STAY

HERE TO STAY
Paper Pulp Painting
Metallic Pigments
38″ X 24″

GATHERED

GATHERED
Paper Pulp Painting
Metallic Pigments
43″ X 30″

CALM WITHIN A STORM

CALM WITHIN A STORM
Paper Pulp Painting
Metallic Pigments
43″ X 30″

MANY MOVING PARTS

MANY MOVING PARTS
Paper Pulp Painting
Metallic Pigments
24″ X 38″

HUMAN COLLECTIVE ACTION

HUMAN COLLECTIVE ACTION
Paper Pulp Painting
Metallic Pigments
38″ X 24″

SPONTANEOUS ACTION

SPONTANEOUS ACTION
Paper Pulp Painting
Metallic Pigments
38″ X 24″

PEACEFUL PROTEST

PEACEFUL PROTEST
Paper Pulp Painting
Metallic Pigments
38″ X 24″

EMERGED

EMERGED
Paper Pulp Painting
Metallic Pigments
38″ X 24″

A MOMENT OF HARMONY

A MOMENT OF HARMONY
Paper Pulp Painting
Metallic Pigments
38″ X 24″

COLLECTIVE ACTION

COLLECTIVE ACTION
Paper Pulp Painting
Metallic Pigments
43″ X 30″