In Her Wonderland
My work is about discovery: an exploration of colors, patterns and the language of paint. By working from objects of femininity such as makeup and clothing, I’m investigating how illusion functions in society as well as how functions in the simplistic sense of handling paint. I am intrigued by how paint can be manipulated to create a reality that only exists on the surface of a painting. I am fascinated with the appeal of beauty and illusion. While some are absolutely disgusted with society’s standards of a woman’s obligation towards her appearance, others find it a magnificent treat to play with makeup, clothes, and jewelry. I have deliberately chosen to work with colors and patterns that evoke a sense of playfulness. My paintings and drawings salute the nature of dress up, reflecting the delight one finds sequined slippers, satin dresses, and gold high-heeled shoes.