Pittura Infamante (diptych)Photograph19"h x 13"w

Migrations

In Migrations (2015-2018) I look deeply at the arcana of The Hanged Man. I was struck by Carl Jung’s own shorthand description of this archetype:  “Turning back [enantiodromia], powerless, sacrifice, test, proof. Face against the sky.” The popular understanding of the trump, which includes models of sacrifice, suspension, conformism, and new points of view, proves a landscape rich in cultural metaphors. The root imagery originates from pittura infamante, a genre of defamatory painting displayed in public centers as a form of shaming and punishment for traitors.  It is this dislocation of the self, this suspension between places and states that resonates so deeply with my early childhood experiences as a political refugee. The series is fiercely interdisciplinary because in the studio I go wherever my curiosity, heart, and intellect decide. This portfolio showcases video, photography, sculptural interventions, drawing, and painting exploring themes of political asylum, migration, memory and cultural mythologies.

3-D Forms

Drawings 2017

Paintings 2015-2017

Photographs 2015-2016

 

Films 2018-2015

The Unraveling, single channel video, 6:54, 2017

For What It’s Worth, single channel video, 3:25, 2017

Border Crossing, single channel video, 2:31, 2015

The New Colossus, single channel video, 4:28, 2015

GTMO Th White Rose, single channel video, 2:15, 2015

Mi Fidel, single channel video, 6:56, 2015