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figure paintings (1989-1999)

Through the years I have developed a considerable interest in women’s mystery religions and folklore. For me, the paintings from this series represent various aspects of the journey of feminine consciousness and how women use their intuition and personal rituals to navigate some of the trials and tribulations of life.

It is my intention to create dramas that can be interpreted as either completely innocent or fraught with esotericism, dependent upon the viewer's inclinations. This deliberately ambiguous approach to subject matter is taken to avoid easy interpretations. It is also an attempt to avoid didacticism. The possibilities for enlightenment, I have found, are better increased through setting up a dialogue rather than by preaching a monologue.

… those things written, those spoken, those performed…

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