Why did you pick this picture?
No particular reason other than I like the way it turned out. Its a piece that gradually came together over time. I found the frame discarded in a dump with old family pictures in it. I took out the original glass it had and painted it. The pictures are altered photos that I took of a painting of the Vrigin Mary which I originally used as part of a project when studying gender studies at Unversity..
Where did the idea for this art come from?
It is really a collection of ideas that came together without any initial intentionality. I have a particular interest in religious imagery. I guess it s a polyptych of sorts. Repetition being a key aspect of the images.
What does this art mean to you?
There are plenty of different meanings I can attribute to it. I would hope others could do the same.
What can you tell us about yourself?
I balance, I weave, I dodge, I frolic, and my bills are all paid. On weekends, to let off steam, I participate in full-contact origami. Years ago I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down. I have made extraordinary four course meals using only a mouli and a toaster oven. I breed prizewinning clams. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff-diving competitions in Sri Lanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin. I have played Hamlet, I have performed open-heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis.
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