CLICHÉS, LEGACIES, AND FAMILY TREES
My recent paintings both celebrate and challenge the myth of personal control. Hollow masks and quirky statues tumble together, forming a muddled heritage. The characters represent an aspect of their combined story, trapped in fulfilling the clichés assigned to them through birth or circumstance. When seen together they are empowered; fleeing the shadows of ancestry, melting into landscapes, and making new life. Even as they succeed, they begin to fade, masked with a new legacy — softer, transformed, but still rooted in the past.