Holding It Together Series
I like to call these pieces the button girls. They were a direct evolution of the Tribal Series. I was intrigued by the interesting look of the elongated face, and I wanted to explore it more in depth. Their nostalgic look was influenced by Avedon’s Dior portraits. The buttons are part of the metaphor for holding it together, and symbolizing unification and security. The figures presentation combines the past with the present, and exaggerated expressions are added in reaction and response to their perceptions of the current social, emotional and political climate. I like to think of them as my manifestation of an archetype of feminine strength.