Love, The Forbidden Fruit

5 ft x 8 ft on textured paper. Ink, watercolor, gouache, and gesso. 

This piece explores the taboo between ego and sexuality for a woman particularly in more conservative communities. With an intense influence from Japonisme, I wanted to create a giant woman that knew herself and her desires. In a way it is a self portrait, but essentially all of my work is a self portrait of myself from some point in time, past, present, even future. My work is me, and I am my work.

Womanhood

4 in x 6 in on water color paper. Mixed media.

Self explanatory paintings about what it means to be a woman in today's politics, and that women can be unapologetically vulgar about it.

The Fall

42 in x 24 in on textured paper. Ink, watercolor, gouache, and colored pencils.

 

I have always felt a close relation to plants and all their parts; moving back to Georgia from a midwestern state with no trees left me breathless every day. I grew up in Georgia for over a decade before moving to Oklahoma. I always loved the trees, but I took them for granted. This painting captures the encapsulating fulfillment and content I get from the trees I pass on the roads, the landscaping of my neighbors when I walk to class and back, and the fallen leaves on UGA's East Campus. 

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