Central to all my work are repetition and pattern. My movements consider the somatic feeling of time and duration. Through drawing I transcend into a dream-like meditation where the physically mundane becomes profound. The resulting images suggest natural and biological forms emanating specificity and sacred geometry. My images draw from: memory, spiritualism, Kabbalism, and my dance and Yogic practice. I consider, figurative, abstract, and craft-like forms alike. I am inspired by reliquary, Moroccan tribal rugs, and Aboriginal dream paintings. I make my drawings symbolic maps, plotting a course from the inner ecosystems of the body to the stars in the heavens. I make these images to affirm the mystery, to assuage my fears and to temper the paradoxes of science, my history, and the inexplicable world we navigate. My drawing and dance choreographies explore the liminal and circuitous pathways of physiology, biology, and psychology, where mental order and disorder are often at the crux.
Aureole, 2020-21, Pen and ink on paper, 50 x 38 in.
Pink Skull Shroud Study, 2020, Pen and ink on paper, 12 x 8 in.
Nuclear Shroud, 2020, 9 x 6 in.
Ecological Anahata, 2020, Pen and ink on paper, 30 x 22 in.
UFO GIF, 2020, Pen and ink on paper, 30 x 22 in.
Moth Made a Widow, 2020, Mixed media on news print, dimensions variable, video documentation, 02:20 mins.
This work was made in conjunction with Live Zoom Performances and is included in a series of visual poems called Artist’s Notes.
Blue Print for Lamentations, 2020-21, Mixed media, live performance, video documentation, 11:47 mins. Blue Print for Lamentations is choreographic documentation of work-in-progress that began in seminar with Roberto Sifuentes in March of 2020 and interrupted by the pandemic. The work explores a personal narrative of memory and queer thanatology. Although quarantine suspended its making, it highlights the pathway from individual loss to rituals of lamentation on the scale of society. It is an 11 minute reel that puts together several small vignettes. They are studies or movements for a larger piece called Lamentations and meant for a group of 6-8 performers.
Aureole Process Video, 2020-21, Pen and ink on paper, video documentation, 53 secs. Because of the intricacy and scale of my work, the details of each circle drawn are lost in the resolution of photographic formats. This video gives a sense of the haptic process, the speed, and physicality that is a part of all of the drawings. These drawings are records of performance of epic duration.