I turn to digital collage, not for aesthetics, but as a mean to agency, negating the labor of the masters in favor for something of my choosing. I use collage as a weapon of subversion, as a middle finger to exclusive access [to skill, to knowledge, to means, to power] based on gender, race, class, or religion. With these works, I steal a facsimile of a distant masterpiece whose aura cannot touch me, and discard all contents save the women. This series is dedicated to their wiles; these works are a synthesis of their cathartic gestures, one moment and woman repeated in time across art history, yet all converging in this one place.
Only Judy Can Judge Me (Judith, 2017)
digital collage inkjet print, laser cut Plexiglas frame
"O Lord, God of all might, in this hour look graciously on the work of my hands for the exaltation of Jerusalem. Now is the time for aiding your heritage and for carrying out my design to shatter the enemies who have risen against us." Judith 13:4-5
Grab 'Em (Susannah, 2017)
digital collage inkjet print, laser cut Plexiglass frame