ABOUT: When I gave Macie the rams horns she transformed into a primal part of herself. She became a satyr, a pan – part human; part animal. Then the scream. Not a scream of fear or pain, but one that arises from our need to really let go, and to express ourselves without inhibition.
ABOUT: This is my updated version of a famous Greek statue of the same name. The pose is strikingly similar, though her she is more pinup. Of course, the cowdy boots, hat, and gun all contribute to how we view her now.
ABOUT: The body is in an anticipatory position, ready to leap into action. In the moment before we act we are in a state of awareness. Once we leap we cannot undo the action. We must act. There is no other choice. We cannot not do. Our attention, though, is to be given this moment of awareness, this moment of clear-mindedness before the leap
ABOUT: The allegory of painting stands upon the knowledge of past great artists. The rainbow colors remind us of the debt we owe to LGBTQ individuals who’ve always been a strong presence in creative communities.
ABOUT: There is a long tradition of allegories to the arts. This is my updated version, still acknowledging the great painters of the past, but making it relevant to present day issues. Art builds upon the past, yet should be of its time.