First Day of School Target
       
     
 Little Red School House Target-1
       
     
 Little Red School House Target-2
       
     
Inspiration targets
       
     
Shooting Gallery #2
       
     
Shooting Gallery #1
       
     
Shooting Gallery #3
       
     
Nuts
       
     
Life is Not a Game- Colorized
       
     
Life is Not a Game
       
     
Incendiary Words
       
     
First Day of School Target
       
     
First Day of School Target

22.5”h x 30”w- 2016

Graphite, ink, watercolor, and gouache on paper.

Perspective, a series of works on paper, is a departure in medium and content. Exploring the gaming of American policy during the fractious 2016 political season, I was focused on the high stakes of these games. Games by definition are reduced to winners and losers, devoid of compromise while compromise is the cornerstone of a strong democracy. As a woman with a mature and informed understanding of what it means to both choose and devote oneself to parenthood, I come to these issues with a perspective on access to birth control and keeping my children safe and innocent in their schools.

 Little Red School House Target-1
       
     
Little Red School House Target-1

22.5”h x 30”w, 2016

Graphite, ink, watercolor, and gouache on paper. Archival dry chine-colle.

 Little Red School House Target-2
       
     
Little Red School House Target-2

22.5”h x 30”w, 2016

Graphite, ink, watercolor, and gouache on paper. Archival dry chine-colle.

Inspiration targets
       
     
Inspiration targets

These vinatge targets were my starting point. I wanted to capture the mounting discomfort I felt between the rabbit target , and the more engaged raccoon- another perspective. The series began first with the anonymous running boy,and I needed to work up to drawing a target upon his body. I then inserted my own children’s first ever, first day of school photo into the work. I was unable to draw the target on their bodies. Having always lived in relative safety, the threat of gun violence in schools brings home the stark reality that many deal with on a daily basis.

Shooting Gallery #2
       
     
Shooting Gallery #2

30"h x 22.25"w, 2016. Graphite, watercolor, and gouache on paper.

Shooting Gallery #1
       
     
Shooting Gallery #1

25.75"h x 19.75"w, 2016. Graphite, watercolor, and colored pencils on paper.

Shooting Gallery #3
       
     
Shooting Gallery #3

30.5"h x 22.5"w, 2016. Ink on paper.

Nuts
       
     
Nuts

Ink and watercolor on paper.

Life is Not a Game- Colorized
       
     
Life is Not a Game- Colorized

41.75"h x 29.5"w, 2016. Graphite and watercolor on paper.

Life is Not a Game
       
     
Life is Not a Game

41.75"h x 29.5"w, 2016. Graphite on paper.

Incendiary Words
       
     
Incendiary Words

19"h x 19.5"w, 2016. Graphite and water color on paper.