Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Two of my collages will be in the Brooklyn Artists Go to NYC Show this Friday, June 19th! The show takes place from 7:00pm-10:00pm at 151 W 19th Street, 11th Floor, Door *9876

Music by Maya Solovey and surprise guests.

Monday, June 8, 2009

tan lines, w.i.p.

tan lines, 2009
pen and colored graphite on paper
17 x 14 inches


images, 2009
collage on paper
14 x 17 inches

This collage is based on Nina Simone's heartfelt number "Images"

The models are african, african-american and afro-latinas discarded of their ironed hair and replenished with their fruitful, bountiful, natural locks, which I have constructed by collaging and layering "images" of feathers, flowers, fabrics, and more.

Lyrics to "Images":

She does not know
Her beauty,
She thinks her brown body
Has no glory.
If she could dance
Under palm trees
And see her image in the river
She would know.
But there are no palm trees
On the street,
And dishwater gives back no images.