Insidious Charms: Straight Mordancage

Insidious Charms: A Glimpse into Eternity

Insidious Charms: A Glimpse into Eternity

Insidious Charms Statement Throughout history, women have put their bodies, and their psyches through torturous measures trying to live up to the elusive thing that is beauty. We have constricted our breathing and injected ourselves with poison. We have teetered precariously, balancing on miniscule pedestals and we have crafted our flesh into acceptable contours. But we have not been forced into doing so. We have consensually subjected ourselves to these ridiculous and dangerous ordeals. Not only do I fear and rage against this but also grudgingly embrace it. I am left with a love/hate relationship with the idea of beauty and the quest to attain it. These images have emerged from this dichotomy. Through a combination of technical processes, I am able to merge representations of the accepted and established notions of what is beautiful with those of my manufactured grotesque. I create imagery that attempts to glorify and rebuke, ultimately giving way to a different definition of beauty, one of engaging oddity and lush ambiguity. All of the images in this body of work were made from January 2003 until the present. Mordancage images are one-of-a-kind in sizes up to 16x20. The Mordancage and Digital Collage pieces are archival digital prints on canvas, printed in editions of 25 and in sizes from 16x20 to 24x36. Some images are framed in antique frames or oval frames with convex glass.

Insidious Charms: From Flame to Spark and Back Again (SOLD)
Insidious Charms: Memorable Rages and Hungers (SOLD)
Insidious Charms: The Pearl Necklace
Insidious Charms: The Maintenance of Youth
Insidious Charms: It's Quit here Since Hope Fell Asleep
Insidious Charms: The Terrors of Domestic Comfort
Insidious Charms: The Smallest Feline Wields the Most Power SOLD
Insidious Charms:  Seeking the Greatest Clarity
Insidious Charms: The Atmosphere of a Woman
Insidious Charms: Staring Back into the Glass
Insidious Charms:  The Intoxicating Ether of Another's Life (SOLD)
Insiduous Charms: The Wallflower Glances Askance
Insidious Charms: The Summer the Joy Left Me
Insidious Charms: Everyday Tortures SOLD
Insidious Charms: Duplicity in a Flow of Words
Insidious Charms: Life in the Sunless Garden
Insidious Charms: Pain Passes, Beauty Remains
Insidious Charms: The Taint of Pleasures ans displeasures
Insidious Charms: Some Strangeness in the Proportion
Insidious Charms:  Like Water, Drifting Away
Insidious Charms: Capacity for Delicious Confusion
Insidious Charms: Making the Invisible, Visible
Insidious Charms: Sublime Progeny
Insidious Charms: Shelter Teaches Me Nothing
Insidious Charms: A Glimpse into Eternity
Insidious Charms: Form Under the Influence of Grace
Insidious Charms: Blessings of Rest
Insidious Charms: The Risk it Takes to Bloom
Insidious Charms: My Own Private Propaganda
Insidious Charms: Domestic Tyranny
Insidious Charms: Memorable Rages and Hungers
Insidious Charms: Tangible Chords of Memory