Family Secrets

In this series I’ve used family photographs and baby pictures to stage dramas and to comment on issues such as gender construction, identity, communication and miscommunication, domination, voyeurism, and the power of a patriarchal society to form behavior and attitudes. These paintings are purposely wildly colorful, and make use of fantastic animals, changes in scale, floating elements, and mysterious grids. The narratives shift from the merely personal to the metaphorical and, at times, to the mythological.