Stargate: Superstring 11,  2016,   fabric, paint, thread, 20" x 20"  My  Stargate  series are created through a meditative process of layering paint and fabric. I blur the distinction between the two, in order to transcend the materials into a viewing experience.  Each work is titled, Superstring, after the theory in physics that demonstrates the unification of all matter and forces. And they are numbered to mark a moment in time.  Living in the space somewhere in between, a contemporary mandala and a vortex, each piece is set with an intention and aims to connect metaphysical realms, with the parameters of our physical existence. I am a practitioner of Reiki and transmit each piece with healing energy designed to empower the audience of the work.   Metaphorically, these works address the interconnected and layered world we live in and the necessity for balance.  Textiles are traditionally associated with ‘women’s work' and is imbued with a long history of interior spaces and labor. I incorporate salvaged fabrics from clothing and domestic materials, as a way to highlight the importance of those narratives. My goal is to bring awareness to the environmental crisis ‘fast fashion’ is creating.
  Stargate: Superstring 14,  2016,   fabric, paint, thread, 20" x 20"
  Stargate: Superstring 13,  2016,   fabric, paint, thread, 20" x 20"
  Stargate: Superstring 12 , 2016, 20" x 20", paint, fabric, thread
  Stargate: Superstring 17,  2016,   fabric, paint, thread, 20" x 20"
  Stargate: Superstring 18 , 2017, 20" x 20", paint, fabric, thread
  Stargate: Superstring 20 , 2017, 20" x 20", paint, fabric, thread
  Stargate: Superstring 33 , 2017, 20' x 20", paint, fabric, thread
 I explore interconnectivity, intuitive mark making, and metaphysical networks of energy in my works-on-canvas. My process is meditative and involves layering of paint and tape and hand stitching thread into the canvas with an industrial needle. I encourage the viewers of these works to apply personal metaphors to find meaning, such as an organized chaos, a mapping system or the human relationship to a larger cosmic picture.             
  Omni , 2014, paint, thread, 24" x 36"
  Superstring 9 , 2016, paint, fabric, thread, 36" x 36"
  Superstring 9 , detail
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  Psychosomatic,  2014, paint, thread, 30" x 40"
  Psychosomatic,  paint, thread, 30" x 40", 2014
  Superstring 4 , 2016, paint, thread, 8" x 12"
  Superstring 3 , 2016, paint, thread, 6" x 8"
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  Mantra (repeat) , paint, thread, 30" x 40", 2014
  O.C.D. , 2014, paint, thread, 24" x 36"
  Superstring , 2015, paint, thread, 72" x 48"
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  Superstring 2,  2014,   paint, thread, 24" x 36"
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