My “Multiples” are diaries of sorts, exploring a span of time, a place, a text, an event. Viewers create their own narrative, exploring each element separately or searching for connections that will determine a unique narrative.
Jugurtha Wood, paper, mixed media, pencil 82 cubes, each 3 X 1.75” 2003
“Jugurtha” was inspired by a poem written in Latin in 1869 by 14 year old French poet Arthur Rimbaudin. In his poem, Rimbaud disparages the French invasion and occupation of Algeria by comparing the Emir Abdelkader, who resisted the French invasion in the 19th century, to Jugurtha, king of Numidia in 111-106 B.C. "Jugurtha" was created during the 2003 Irak invasion.
Cariatide de papier Watercolor on paper, linen tape 102" x 24" 2011-2012
In Ancient Greece, a caryatid was a large stone female figure that supported an architectural mass, the entablature of a temple. This “Paper Caryatid” is a reflection on lightness and gravity and the source of strength during difficult times.
Geographies Acrylic, pigment, soil 34"x 80" 1993
"Geo-graphies" was created while living in various locations in Tunisia and Switzerland over the span of a year. Various soils were collected and incorporated into 15 suitcase size paintings.