I am a multidisciplinary artist.
My studio practice focuses on the historical societal influences on beliefs and behavior with regard to contemporary gender and sexual orientation issues and the environment. The conceptual basis for my artwork is primary. The materials are selected that best articulate the chosen concept and advance further exploration of the issues through the artwork.
A multidisciplinary, socially-engaged
exhibit reframing the dialogue regarding
human sexuality and gender identity using
the botanical world as a metaphor.
May 24 - July 20, 2019
The Studio @ Sahara West Library
9600 W. Sahara
Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89117
The Glossary is a living document dedicated to exploring
the relationship between the botanical and human world. The
human experience is being developed and defined. If you would
like to add terminology that is not already included or if you have
an expanded definition, please contact me via the contact page with your contribution. You can download the current full glossary to the right.
The Glossary (Abridged)
This program has been funded, in part, by the
Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the
National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Check Back for The Glossary Download.
It is being updated.
Other Selected Artwork
But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange.
Shakespeare, 1610, The Tempest
Materials: String, salt, water, glass jar, metal rod
Salt is an essential mineral for life. Each human body contains approximately .4 per cent of the body’s weight of table salt (approximately 40 teaspoons), a concentration equivalent to sea water.
My work describes and contrasts the variety of botanical sexuality to humanity’s narrowly defined sexuality and gender. The definition of “natural” is a constructed “norm” which defies the potential and beauty of the human experience.
Botanical, Historical and Cultural Symbolism is referenced. The shadows reference how LGBTQ people often have lived in the shadows historically.