Red Dahlia, 2010, oil on board, 32" x 32"

Red Dahlia, 2010, oil on board, 32" x 32"

“Red Dahlia” is a reminder of how physicality feels both tender and restrictive. The flower hovers between imprisoned and protected.

Memory With Oscillation, 2010, oil on board, 32" x 32"

Memory With Oscillation, 2010, oil on board, 32" x 32"

“Memory with Oscillation” is an event remembered in the body, where cognition is dependent on (but somehow not reducible to) physiology, and experience becomes instilled as “body memory.” The insect carapace is a hard shield protecting and concealing a place of injury. Behind the shield, the lungs inhale what is outside, exhale what is inside, connecting the body and the external world. This internal rhythmic pattern, the in and out of breath, reflects the oscillations in nature such as the ebb and flow of the tides and water. Beneath the surface, memories arise and re-submerge, creating their own energy fields of oscillation, radiating out and shaping the outside world.

Pink Dahlia, 2010, oil on board, 32" x 32"

Pink Dahlia, 2010, oil on board, 32" x 32"

Red Pansy, 2010, oil on board, 22" x 16"

Red Pansy, 2010, oil on board, 22" x 16"