Spotlight: We the WOMEN of Changing Girls
I consider my work a contemplation of the contemporary image. I create through scribbling twisting and interlacing lines creating this mass of interesting shapes. A vital expression is then released and an innovation of an image emerges. I enjoy delving into the psychological portion of my mind through drawing and sometimes feel a lot like society’s “Outsider Artist.”
With no real starting direction when I meet the page, I let myself go freely into creating lines, never once caring or orchestrating the final outcome. When I am assured that the lines are complete, I then see what emerges. Sometimes a bold female face but most times the complete image of a female form. I then focus and dive into the different line forms that come through the page where I have created random lines. Sometimes I put the lines that I have created aside for a few weeks and then return to them and continue to work with the images that now appear; other times I complete the image in an hour or two. I always involve color with my pen and ink images and this portion takes much longer. Again, I do not predetermine what colors to employ; rather I freely select colors from my color palette. In creating my images, the best way for me to describe it is that I work directly from my “mental” eye.
Once I have completed my images, I listen and then an individual title emerges or sometimes a title never does. The group series title We the Women of Changing Girls was created in this manner.
I enjoy working in my studio using pen and ink and now I am including mono printing. Still, no matter what medium I choose, I am interested in seeing how my lines created randomly takes a solid physical form that in an odd wild manner expresses itself.
I am inspired by or through almost everything, the good the bad, sounds and fashion, food and music. There is something interesting in everything at least that is what I believe.