The Memories and Myth series, more of which can be seen on my website, is an investigation into connections between the memories and mythologies of my childhood as a military brat. The paintings explore how family photographs influenced my recollection of the stories I grew up hearing, revealing subtexts of gender roles, sibling relationships and the fragility of family.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
After receiving an MFA from the New York Academy of Art at the age of 45, I maintained a studio practice in Brooklyn, NY, exhibited both in the US and internationally and was represented by Stricoff Fine Art in New York. I taught at the New York Academy, Parsons The New School of Design and The Lyme Academy of Fine Art. I now divide my time between my homes in Plainfield (a suburb of Chicago) and the historic center of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where I paint, work in textiles and write fiction.
© Debra Goertz