In addition to creating appealing art, the goal of my work is to foster meaningful feelings and conversations on issues of gender, politics, and a multitude of human conditions.
I am most struck by opposites: light and shadow, line and angle, color and tones, as well as attraction and aversion. During the pandemic, I've used my time to explore, in greater depth, contradictory feelings and ideas via photomontage, wall-art and poetry.
An example of my work exploring contrasts is my Operative Oppositions photomontage series. It reveals opposing issues: wartime with performance art, battle with the vulnerable, religion with the secular, and so on. In spite of disease, social injustice and other hindrances, we live with camaraderie in our daily regimens. Thus the title: Operative Oppositions.
“Visuals and words are used to create surrealistic, amusing, and surprisingly strong emotions within my own world…interestingly, I find elements of humor throughout.”
~ R. Morgenstern