As I was growing up I caught glimpses of high fashion in magazines, but clothes for personal expression were inaccessible to me. These paintings provide a way for me to reach for that sense of self-creation that so moved me growing up. Using pattern paper to texture the surface of the canvas, followed by an impasto technique as I continue with layers of paint. I also paint my body and press it directly upon the canvas in some of the paintings. Recently, I’ve begun weaving the text from love letters between women.

They are blue for an unknown reason.

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