Grad Work

BFA: Alberta Collage of Art and Design

“Time and Tide”

Studying and traveling in England was like time-traveling, layers of time overlapping- her-stories and his-tories – reminding  of the temporary quality of the moment we inhabit.

“Time and tide wait for no man” (or woman)

MFA

Norwich University of the Arts UK

 “Aurum”

(Latin for ‘gold’)

This began with portraits of everyday women- painted onto  gold plates –  a continuation of  themes around the idealization (and distortion) of our perceptions of woman (see Madonna/Whore series in mural section). These were women from my personal life who supported me through difficult times. The gold plates represent halos (holy auras).

After the portraits the work progressed to  photos of my own reflection.  I discovered that the word  ‘aura’ comes from ‘Aurum’…  which is Latin for Gold. Aura – halo = same thing. Aha!

This led to the ‘Iconography of Gold’ (i.e. value, status, meaning), which became a Master’s Thesis. The following are stills from the Video Installation  called ‘Aurum’. (More pics/Video to come)

Stills from ‘Aurum’ project:

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