(I)dentify as Phoenix

MOCA Jacksonville

In this exhibit I work with themes of transformation inspired by the mythic immortal phoenix. The regenerative quality of the phoenix is parallel to the constant growth and changing identity of self that forms with our life experiences.

 

Experimenting with a variety of media to create a sense of movement and tension within stationary forms, my work elicits a feeling of momentum and change. Through strong, yet fragile cast iron and wood, and the hands of my kindred creatives, unique stories through disparate mediums are woven that challenge the conformity of single discipline artistry. While reflecting on my past and looking ahead to the future, I invite you to rise along with me.

(I)dentify as Phoenix
(I)dentify as Phoenix

Artist in Residence at Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville. December 14, 2019 - April 12, 2020

Time Flies
Time Flies

Mixed Media Display dimensions vary This work is a representational timeline of constructed with 1,298 feathers; each feather represents a day that has passed from the end of marriage, sparking the beginning of a new life, to the opening of solo exhibit. 2019

Time Flies - Detail
Time Flies - Detail

Mixed Media Display dimensions vary This work is a representational timeline of constructed with 1,298 feathers; each feather represents a day that has passed from the end of marriage, sparking the beginning of a new life, to the opening of solo exhibit. 2019

Time Flies - Detail
Time Flies - Detail

Mixed Media Display dimensions vary This work is a representational timeline of constructed with 1,298 feathers; each feather represents a day that has passed from the end of marriage, sparking the beginning of a new life, to the opening of solo exhibit. 2019

Time Flies - Detail
Time Flies - Detail

Mixed Media Display dimensions vary This work is a representational timeline of constructed with 1,298 feathers; each feather represents a day that has passed from the end of marriage, sparking the beginning of a new life, to the opening of solo exhibit. 2019

Metamorphosis
Metamorphosis

Cast iron, silver leaf, Florida Cypress 30” H x 17” W x 10” D 3’ H x 1.5’ W x 1’ D Wrapped fabric texture and the female form to create a delicate flow and an intimate vulnerability; formed through feral, molten iron she stands in the glory of transformation. 2017

The Hands That Built Me
The Hands That Built Me

Cast Iron, Bronze and Mixed Media Cast over 50 different hands of friends and family members who have helped to form her own identity. The artist’s hands are central in the piece along with the hands of her mother and father. 2019

The Hands That Built Me - Detail
The Hands That Built Me - Detail

Cast Iron, Bronze and Mixed Media Cast over 50 different hands of friends and family members who have helped to form her own identity. The artist’s hands are central in the piece along with the hands of her mother and father. 2019

The Hands That Built Me - Detail
The Hands That Built Me - Detail

Cast Iron, Bronze and Mixed Media Cast over 50 different hands of friends and family members who have helped to form her own identity. The artist’s hands are central in the piece along with the hands of her mother and father. 2019

Rise - Block Carving
Rise - Block Carving

MDF Board and Ink 8’ H x 4’ W 2019

Rise - Block Carving Detail
Rise - Block Carving Detail

MDF Board and Ink 8’ H x 4’ W 2019

Rise - Relief Print
Rise - Relief Print

Cotton and Ink 8’ H x 4’ W 2019

Rise - Relief Print Detail
Rise - Relief Print Detail

Cotton and Ink 8’ H x 4’ W 2019

Through the Smoke
Through the Smoke

Resin 30” H x 6” W x 3” D 2019

Through the Smoke
Through the Smoke

Resin 30” H x 6” W x 3” D 2019

Amethyst
Amethyst

Cast Iron, Amethyst 18” H x 8” W x 4” D This piece is about the closure and continued healing. The amethyst crystals are used to represent healing. 2019

Amethyst - Detail
Amethyst - Detail

Cast Iron, Amethyst 18” H x 8” W x 4” D This piece is about the closure and continued healing. The amethyst crystals are used to represent healing. 2019

Resolve - Triptych
Resolve - Triptych

Cast Iron Display Deminsions 16” x 18” x 4” (each form) 2019

Resolve - Triptych
Resolve - Triptych

Cast Iron Display Deminsions 16” x 18” x 4” (each form) 2019

Resolve - Triptych
Resolve - Triptych

Cast Iron Display Deminsions 16” x 18” x 4” (each form) 2019

Resolve - Triptych
Resolve - Triptych

Cast Iron Display Deminsions 16” x 18” x 4” (each form) 2019

Wings
Wings

Synthetic Fiber and Mixed Media 6’ H x 8’ W x 1” D Combination of fabrication and costuming to create the wings of the phoenix. 2019

Wings - Detail
Wings - Detail

Synthetic Fiber and Mixed Media 6’ H x 8’ W x 1” D Combination of fabrication and costuming to create the wings of the phoenix. 2019

Wings - Detail
Wings - Detail

Synthetic Fiber and Mixed Media 6’ H x 8’ W x 1” D Combination of fabrication and costuming to create the wings of the phoenix. 2019

Wings - Detail
Wings - Detail

Synthetic Fiber and Mixed Media 6’ H x 8’ W x 1” D Combination of fabrication and costuming to create the wings of the phoenix. 2019