30" x 40" Oil on canvas 1996
Still life is the arrangements of inanimate objects. When I arrange objects into a still life, I have a feeling or an idea of the subject in mind. I am composing a visual narrative using these objects. I rely on my intuition, not my intellect when involved in this creative process. Once arranged, the objects have meaning in relationship to each other. The way in which I combine and arrange them creates a personal story that has meaning for me. These stories have to do with my life experiences as a woman, whether it be as a friend, a lover, a sister or daughter.