Presence and Absence, oil on panel, 17″ x 14″: The way that women’s work is undervalued and invisible in our culture drives my choice of domestic subject matter. Things that have a long thread into the past resonate for me, including the history of food and the home. There are powerful metaphors inherent in domestic activity that inform my art: daily ritual and its sacred space, the collective memory of generations, nurturing both physical and emotional, the body’s connection to the earth, and the mapping and measuring of time by the everyday things that endure.
Plate and Knife, oil on canvas, 11″ x 14″
With Apologies to M. Dumas, oil on panel, 17″ x 14″