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human figure has been an absorbing visual fascination in my work. I use
the figure in voyeuristic situations in which irony, humor, absurdities
portray human behavior as a relief from societys pressure and frustrations
on mankind. At times, I use the figure in complex arrangements so that it
will be seethingly alive. I like the visual stimulation of portraying human
energy, as a way to compare it to any biological organization found in nature."
"We live in interesting times. At the turn of the millennium, there seemed to be a moment of optimism of what the future would bring. It is evident that all is not well in the world. I find as an artist it is hard to ignore the incompetence that has affected the future of our world.
In response to these immediate events, I have created works titled the “Drunken Power Series” that imply political, social, and environmental scenarios that have effected the future and the quality of life. The use of the sake sets as a metaphor becomes the stage for the vignettes to appear. The symbolic act of sharing a cup of spirits sets the tone for this participatory act. The pouring vessels and cups are the subjects of conversation and act as conveyance for the discourse in this world that is drunk with power. "
Born 1940, Spokane, WA
University of Washington, WA
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