- Live Painting and Events
Ethereal and ghostlike, the Soul Retrievers wander the battlefield, collecting the souls of the fallen, challenging them to duels for chance to redeem themselves against their final judgement.
Warrior princesses and amazon queens strap on their arm their armor in preparation for battle.
Figures from Greek and Asian myth, unsung historical warrior princesses and queens, and the complex denizens of my own imagination look hauntingly out from their stories.
Powerful, defiant, and dominant, looking down at their opponents, the Warrior Femme’s exude an air of pride and superiority.
With them, I explore and bring attention to themes of gender equality, sexual dominance; and seek to (rather dramatically) question and bring question to traditional gender roles within relationships and society.
While we do live in the remnants of eons of traditionally male-dominated evolution, I feel that we are living on their ruins rather than in their midst. I wonder sometimes, if in today’s progressive world, it is not in part due as much to conditioning as to conditions.
As a member of at least four minority groups, I know all too well:
No one gives anyone power. It is not within human nature.
You have to take it.
Rather than objectifying the characters, in overly sensualized magazine or comic book poses;
By arming and armoring the nude figures In my paintings, I encourage them to TAKE charge.
Not by borrowed power through request of the domestic partner, or even the power of romantic or emotional manipulation of the sexually liberated modern single woman, but by the power of the historically oppressed: By whatever means necessary.