Goddess Transition , 2021

Embroidery on Velum
12″ X 12″ X 12″

Goddess Transition is a visual representation of the mental change evoked by yoga. For the most part, our culture recognizes yoga as physical exercise.  But the physical benefits are a fortuitous byproduct. The goal of yoga isn’t about fighting your inner negativity, or getting in shape, or even avoiding back pain.  Instead it is about transforming the state of your mind allowing you to have an unobstructed view of the world and yourself. Not to judge but to observe. The true goal is to allow a cluttered mind to transition through the pathway of the breath and the heat of physical change to a place of clarity.  The continuous repetition of this transformative struggle is what leads to ubiquitous inner power.

Subjective Truth

A concept exploration of Fragmented Perspective (2020).

Before I was born my mother bought herself three Lladro porcelain ballerinas for her birthday. She thought her children would be dancers. Flash forward 30 years and I am most definitely not a ballerina. It seems like an evolutionary flaw and gift that humans are only able to experience their own perspective. She lovingly looked into her optimistic future and saw her daughter as being delicate, beautiful, disciplined, and successful. I view her very wrong expectations as insulting and burdensome. She looks at this porcelain figurine and only sees young hope and love and all I can see is anger and naive heartbreak. I don’t think that makes either one of us wrong and I don’t think it means either one of us did anything wrong.

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Fragmented Perspective , 2020

Embroidery, Pen, Beading, Charcoal, Wire, Spray Paint, and Fabric on Canvas with Plexiglas Mirror Backing
21″ X 26″

Fragmented Perspective is the representation of subjective reality. Seven different people can look at the same item and have seven different experiences. Bias truth based on a million influencing factors; such as personal history, ideals, bad eyesight, color correctness, and many more that we aren’t even conscious of. Seven different honest impressions represented by seven different mediums: embroidery, pen, beading, charcoal, wire, spray paint, and fabric separated by cuts mimicking cracked glass in front of a plexiglass backing.