In this body of work I explore “the culture of make believe”. In my painting, abstract meets representational. Layers of color, geometrics and organic fields interact to create tension. There is a sense of mapping informed by Google satellite images, history and real statistics. My hope is to create a visual awareness leaving the viewer with open-ended questions.
In one painting, titled, “The Invisibles”, an earthy abstraction of an aerial view of a village in Darfur is overlaid with tiny circles and rectangles in brilliant cadmium red. These shapes conceptualize the children abducted in a past raid. The innocent who become future child soldiers through intense physical and mental indoctrination.
As an artist activist I want to go beyond opening a dialogue and directly help women and child victims by working with PHR as a sponsor.