Growth Type IV
MEET THE ARTIST
(Click thumbnails above to view the paintings)
A new series of modern -- and post-Modern --
(begun in December 2004), is made from natural objects, found objects, household objects (especially tools and kitchen implements), and the ephemera of daily life. They range in style, theme, materials and subject from ironic commentaries on the superstitious and sometimes pseudo-scientific remedies of modern medicine, and the frantic and sometimes futile attempts to create a working sense of self-identity via identity cards, credit cards, etc., through more poignant comments on the ways patients may come to be identified with their disease (not shown), to experiments with assemblages of symbols of family and personal power caught, like Polynesian mana, in the jewelry, handcrafted items, and personal mementoes and gifts that have come to be associated with a given individual over time.