My art is influenced by my spiritual history and transformation. I was raised in a family deeply rooted in a Protestant tradition, guided primarily by the Christian bible but also values of the Profamily movement such as traditional gender roles. Like all children, my orientation was created by the adults in my life and the world that I was exposed to, but inevitably provoked a reorientation when my personal beliefs differed. The materials and the process that I use refer to this reorientation and speak of transformation. My work also contains memorial-elements to speak about loss. Reorientation results in a loss of community, loss of faith, loss of security in this life and in the afterlife.
Pulped bible, wire, lights
Silkscreen prints on newsprint and mylar, transparency prints, and drawings; mounted on paper made from pulped bible and The White Outfit.
A series of 27 measuring 9"x7.5"
The Consummate Text
pulped bible on mesh, rusty nails, linen bookbinding thread
To Lynn Whom I Love
Pulped bible, mixed media with audio
Special thanks to Angie Doyke, Jenny Nickel, Katie B, Leigh Schüler, Morghan Tollefsrud, Manpreet Parmar, Pam Vickerson, and Steven Doyle for their contributions.
Family (Alice and Shirley)
Bible covers, wood, plexiglass, paper pulp, rusty nails, adhesive, found objects.
A bible for girls
Pulped bible, cut bible, illustrations from children’s bibles, ink, and pencil crayon on boards
26 boards at 6”x6” each
Altar, linen, nails, pulped bible
Pulped bible, rusted bible pulp, altered images from the Golden Children's Bible, garbage, metal, thread, ink on board.