Mixed Media & Sculpture

 

Assemblage objects emerged in my painting after I tentatively glued rubber gloves and coiled wire to a portrait of my ex-husband.  The idea expanded when a gallery in Marfa sent me a bank bag to incorporate into my work.  The goal was to examine the relationship between art and money.  But something else happened for me; the spatial relationships clicked. 

 

This relationship between what is flat, but painted to look real, and what is really a three-dimensional object, has become a fascination.  And even more, I have begun experimenting with techno-trash, found and discarded objects of technology mixed with dolls parts.  The result is a hybrid of man and machine.

No Deposit No Return, 2005
No Deposit No Return, 2005

bank bag, acrylic, oil, medium on cradled masonite 48 x 24 inches From the Collection of the Artist

Hands Free, 2013
Hands Free, 2013

cell phone, doll parts, wire, white house paint, laundry vent 16 x 20 inches

Family Man., 2003
Family Man., 2003

latex glove, wire, paper collage, acrylic paint on paper 30 x 22 inches

Queen Mother, 2013
Queen Mother, 2013

mannequin form, plug, wire, white house paint, adapters 15 x 4 x 3 inches From the Collection of Riaro Gomez

Rewire Rex, 2013
Rewire Rex, 2013

plug, wire, house paint, thread & baby pins, white house paint 12 x 5 x 5 inches

Guilty Hands, 2014
Guilty Hands, 2014

mannequin hand, wire, phone, mirror 12 x 6 x 6 inches From the Collection of Riaro Gomez

Wired Bart, 2013
Wired Bart, 2013

Bart Simpson Doll, white house paint, wire 10 x 6 x 4 inches

What a Piece of Work is Man, 2005
What a Piece of Work is Man, 2005

charcoal, acrylic, fabric, medium, kilz, and pillow case 26 x 18 inches