This particular collection is a creation of motion and energy through using primarily one medium: pantyhose. I have reinvented the nylon and integrated it into a new realm of life, no longer owned by it’s wearer. It is able to be independent and move outside the box. I enjoy partnering up with the nylon because together we can recreate life’s tensions, textures, movements, struggles, and harmonies.

What does it mean? For me, abstract art is cryptic yet universal. It does not require an explanation of the artist’s interpretation in order for viewers to personally interpret the piece according to their lives. Hence, this collection, Pantyings, is whatever you need it to be at each moment you view it.

Liberia Loves

Liberia Loves.  7' x 35' mural.  Acrylic paint.  Monrovia, Liberia.  12/11/14         

 Details of Mural:  I was in Monrovia, Liberia during the Ebola outbreak, planning to open an Ebola treatment unit however due to decreasing numbers I had time to work on a community project. I designed and implemented my first mural ever! (AND my first international artwork!)  The location was chosen in anticipation of the unit opening, strategically placed just outside the unit on the backside where the visitation centers were located.  I obtained approval to do the mural on Saturday, had some local guys build a bridge/platform on Sunday to help facilitate... 5 days later it was complete.  Monday, I prepped the wall, cleaning and priming.  Tuesday, I gridded the wall and started transferring my design. Wednesday and Thursday, I and two others from the community painted for 7 hours to complete the mural. 

The mural was designed in tribute to the Liberian people, especially to those whom have suffered from Ebola.  The trees represent protection, the tree branches on the left spell 'Liberia", the branches on the right spell "love".  The sun represents warmth and healing energy.  The hands holding the sun represent the community coming together to help.  The waves of the ocean represent cleansing and washing away the sickness and sadness.  All of the faces seen in the mural are drawn from photographs that I took of patients suffering (some survived, some did not) in an Ebola treatment unit.

Some of the guys whom helped build the bridge/platform

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