Matrices of Transformation

Digital Prints, Series, 2007

Matrixes of Transformation, consists of 6-11, 22 x 18 Mixed Media Photographic Prints, Pricing available upon request.

Matrices of Transformation

The matrix is a visual foundation for this body of work. I merge colored feminine objects such as bras, jewelry, ribbon, and purses through masculine metal forms in order to visually fuse the various materials and energies. I then sew or attach these items to canvas or weave them through metal grid-like forms that I have defined symbolically as masculine structures. I use found objects to symbolically articulate the need to recycle energy and power inherent to discarded materials.

Matrices of Transformation, my graduate thesis works, is divided into three series: The Matrix Series, Heal Thyself Series, and Flight of the Chicken Wire. The Matrix Series is made up of abstract two-dimensional paper mosaic collages. The Heal Thyself Series consists of three mixed media on canvas sewn assemblages. The Chicken Wire Series consists of three-dimensional textile sculptural forms and one mixed media sculptural installation titled Flight of the Chicken Wire. 

Periodically, as I created these works I took pictures to document the various stages and discoveries that occurred along the way. While documenting the stages of creating, I created and additional body of work. I refer to this body of photography as Matrices of Transformation. This particular set of photographs are of Flight of the Chicken Wire laid over top of the three separate works that form the Heal Thyself series. 

Click link to view the Heal They Self series:

Click link to view Flight of the Chicken Wire installation: