Statement

I make conceptual abstract paintings and installations in which I mix geometric and gestural abstractions...sometimes on the same painting, other times on separate surfaces within the same series of paintings or within a larger installation. My ideas are inspired by my loves of color, the history of abstraction, by my long-time yoga and meditation practices, and by feminist ideas. My work is part of the @bstract@rt movement, a 21st Century art style I coined in January 2021 to describe contemporary abstract art made towards a more equal, gender neutral (art) world. @bstract@rt is gender fluid, and the materials used to make it are gender neutral.

While I have long been awed by the oeuvres of Fluxus artist Joseph Beuys, Pop Artist Andy Warhol, Op Artist Briget Riley, Post-Minimalist Eva Hesse, Pre-gender artist Louise Bourgeois, and New Imagists Elizabeth Murray and Susan Rothenberg, historically my own work relates more obviously to first Abstractionist Hilma af Klint, Orphic Cubist Sonia Delaunay, Surrealist Meret Oppenheim, Abstract Expressionists Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, Abstract Impressionists Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler, Proto-Pop artists Jasper Johns and Cy Twombly, Pop Artists Robert Indiana and Yayoi Kusama, and Washington School Color Painters Sam Gilliam and Alma Thomas.