Presently, women are not only making outstanding work in painting, sculpture, performance, digital media, literature –in all of the creative arts, in fact–, but also exhibiting that work and receiving critical acclaim for it. In addition, women are doing exceptional work in Photography, Film and Television, both behind and in front of the camera, and in some cases, both at the same time. The truth is, there have always been talented and intelligent women working, some of whom, miraculously and against all kinds of odds and obstacles, have managed to get their work out to the public. At present, we have more women working and succeeding in creative fields then ever before. This is real cause for celebration.
There is still some room for improvement and expanded opportunity, so that is where critique comes into play. As a society, we continue to have rape, domestic violence, inequality of various sorts, so there is still work to be done. My paintings and prints are not so much about critiquing the past as they are about using the past to shine a light on issues that continue to be a problem today. My particular artistic territory is the ambiguous, complicated, unclear areas where there is cause for both celebration and critique. I think that this interlacing of dark and light, of positive and negative, is what much of life is about and is also a precise reflection of how the eye sees, and how both the medium of drawing and the fiction of black and white photography work.