This new body of work reflects a period of personal transition and social concern strongly influenced by the awareness of large populations of displaced souls.
As the Australian born grand-daughter of displaced French/German Jewish immigrants, I grew up with a sense of estrangement and anxiety. Now I’m keenly aware of the establishment of whole new generations of people with lineages like mine.
The Australian Indigenous cultures left their paintings and stories to guide the next generation. Our world is certainly often not as we have been led to believe. These are times of “alternative truth” and mass dislocation, geographically and philosophically. We must all navigate by other methods than previous times. For me, that method is by “feel.”
These works are maps, internal landscapes. Following the Surrealists, choosing wonder over fear and anxiety to find unexpected harmony, I am investigating borders, the streams and diversions, emotional tides outside and inside the flow of our lives and the transition states between people and history.
Reduction is important to me, distilling emotion and memory, materials and their interaction with the human body to their essence, the elements stripped bare of artifice and decoration.