I create personally meaningful art that combines careful craft with conceptual integrity. My work often consists of arranged collections of everyday objects, presented in some sort of container so that it makes a statement. It’s a mash-up of conceptualism, minimalism, storytelling and autobiography.
Between 2010 and 2012, I did a large series of doll paintings. The project started as a way to process the deteriorating toys rescued from my mom’s attic into art so that they could be thrown away without guilt. Over the course of the effort, however, some of the pieces turned into portraits of people I know and others turned into social commentary dealing with issues around the ways American culture represents the ideal female.
On and off since 2004, I have created work under the name of my alter-ego: Wolfgang Fletcher. He makes intentionally “bad” work but he frees me up to explore methods and subject matter that would otherwise be taboo. The full scoop on Wolfgang’s conception is here.
In December of 2013, I was diagnosed with
breast tit cancer. (I hate the word “breast. I’m not poultry.) The work I have created since helps me emotionally process and gets me out of bed.