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.
“Turn in, my lord, turn in to me; and fear not.” Judges 5:18
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
“I am straitened on every side: for if I do this thing, it is death to me: and if I do it not, I shall not escape your hands.” Daniel 13:22
It's In Our Hands (Delilah & Irene, 2017)
digital collage inkjet print
“And she said, The Philistine’s be upon thee.” Judges 16:20
digital collage, inkjet print
“St. Sebastian, who, in flamed with love of God, didst despise the pains inflicted by the tyrant, Pray for us.” Litany of St. Sebastian
These collage works represent my earliest investigations into the possibilites of digital cutting and pasting.