Intrinsic Expedition

Continuing to semi document women my age or older in southern California who make time for “play” in the outdoors well into childbearing age, I began to use symbolic materials and tools. Friends and family gifted me old bags with flora and fauna graphics on them. Cutting up the bags to disable their intended use, fused them together into comforting blanket-like substrates using a hot clothing iron. I then tie dyed these with resist materials such as tampons, hair ties and barretts. These later works on non traditional substrates more loosely depict women cradling their athletic equipment within the doorways of the containers (cars) they used to escape suburbia for physical and mental open space.

DaisyDerby50 in Her Car at Crystal Cove and HB, mixed media on old bags (derived from petroleum), 52 x 40 inches, 2013-4
Gaby11dotEGM (Cyclist) in Highland Park by My Favorite Car, 36 x 40 inches, archival ink jet, screen printing ink, pastel, bubble wrap, and ironed and tie-dyed old bags (derived from petroleum), 2014
Meka2u2 Thirty-Three in My Truck and Neighborhood with L’s Bike, 60 x 40 inches, archival ink jet, screen printing ink, charcoal, acrylic, bubble wrap, and ironed and tie-dyed old bags (derived from petroleum), 2014; (painting’s “skirt” can detach for an alternate orientation)