Figure 1.004 (Lichtenstein) gouache on Arches 38" x 45" 2017

figures, excerpts, citations

The series “Figures” is inspired by the Henry James short story “The Figure in the Carpet” in which the narrator pursues the promise of a hidden theme in the works of a favorite author.  In this series, I weave together visual histories and the gendered valences of domestic and institutional spaces.  I take as backdrop the braided rug which I deploy as a symbol of economy and utility and a reference to a specific physical location in domestic space. It is in this space that I cite other artists to investigate how context influences meaning and how artistic moves become vernacular. 

 Figure 1.004 (Lichtenstein) gouache on Arches 38" x 45" 2017

Figure 1.004 (Lichtenstein)
gouache on Arches
38" x 45"
2017

 FIGURE 2.004 (Lewitt) Acrylic, graphite, gesso on canvas over panel 16" x 16" 2017

FIGURE 2.004 (Lewitt)
Acrylic, graphite, gesso on canvas over panel
16" x 16"
2017

 Figure 2.005 (Lewitt) Acrylic, Ink, Gesso on canvas over panel 16" x 16" 2017

Figure 2.005 (Lewitt)
Acrylic, Ink, Gesso on canvas over panel
16" x 16"
2017

 Figure 1.007 (Lichtenstein) gouache, watercolor, ink on Arches 30" X 22"  2017

Figure 1.007 (Lichtenstein)
gouache, watercolor, ink on Arches
30" X 22" 
2017

 Figure 1.006 (Lichtenstein) gouache, watercolor, ink On Arches 22" X 30"  2017

Figure 1.006 (Lichtenstein)
gouache, watercolor, ink On Arches
22" X 30" 
2017

 Figure 1.008 (Lichtenstein) gouache, watercolor, ink On Arches 22" X 30"  2017

Figure 1.008 (Lichtenstein)
gouache, watercolor, ink On Arches
22" X 30" 
2017

 Figure 1.009 (Lichtenstein) gouache, watercolor, ink On Arches 30" X 22"  2017

Figure 1.009 (Lichtenstein)
gouache, watercolor, ink On Arches
30" X 22" 
2017

 FIGURE 1.002 (LICHTENSTEIN) GOUACHE ON ARCHES 7" X 10" 2017

FIGURE 1.002 (LICHTENSTEIN)
GOUACHE ON ARCHES
7" X 10"
2017

 Figure 2.003 (Lewitt) acrylic, gesso, graphite on canvas 16" X 20"  2017

Figure 2.003 (Lewitt)
acrylic, gesso, graphite on canvas
16" X 20" 
2017

 FIGURE 2.002 (LEWITT) GOUACHE, GESSO, GRAPHITE on CANVAS 15.5" X 19" 2017

FIGURE 2.002 (LEWITT)
GOUACHE, GESSO, GRAPHITE on CANVAS
15.5" X 19"
2017

 FIGURE 2.001 (LEWITT) GOUACHE ON ARCHES 9" X 10" 2017

FIGURE 2.001 (LEWITT)
GOUACHE ON ARCHES
9" X 10"
2017

 FIGURE 3.001 (TOYS) GOUACHE ON ARCHES 7.5" X 13" 2017

FIGURE 3.001 (TOYS)
GOUACHE ON ARCHES
7.5" X 13"
2017

 FIGURE 1.001 (LICHTENSTEIN) GOUACHE ON ARCHES 8.5" X 10" 2017

FIGURE 1.001 (LICHTENSTEIN)
GOUACHE ON ARCHES
8.5" X 10"
2017

 FIGURE 1.003 (LICHTENSTEIN) GOUACHE ON ARCHES 7" X 10" 2017

FIGURE 1.003 (LICHTENSTEIN)
GOUACHE ON ARCHES
7" X 10"
2017

 FIGURE 1.003 (LICHTENSTEIN) GOUACHE ON ARCHES 7" X 10" 2017

FIGURE 1.003 (LICHTENSTEIN)
GOUACHE ON ARCHES
7" X 10"
2017