Having taught printmaking at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC and studied stop-animation in Berlin, Germany, my painting has developed into a layering of silkscreen and acrylic to oil paint, to create detailed, sculptural surfaces. Recently I have moved this painting technique to collage cut-out shadow boxes in 3D.
The most recent painting is inspired by stylized erotic horror movies of the late 1960-1970s. The scenes use cinematic lighting, props and exaggerated psychological conditions that play on sexuality and gender. The women in the paintings are curvy B-movie sexual sirens the erotica movies and 70s pulp magazines. Objects of desire, they turn the tables on weakness and victimhood with horror and exaggerated stereotypes. They are literally shameless, naked in the kitsch of the original context of myth and fetish they parody.