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Madder
Acrylic and Mixed Media
2006
Tucson
Acrylic and Mixed Media
2005
Iceberg
Acrylic and Mixed Media
2006
Orion
Acrylic and Mixed Media
2006
Syntax
Acrylic and Mixed Media
2006
Scope
Acrylic and Mixed Media
2006
Resonance
Acrylic and Mixed Media
2006
Myopia
Acrlic and Mixed Media
2007
Litmus II
Acrylic and Mixed Media
2008
Amazigh in Chicago III
Acrylic and Mixed Media
2007
Amazigh in Chicago II
Acrylic and Mixed Media
2006
Uncommon Exchange, AM
Acrylic and Mixed Media
8"X6"
2007
Uncomon Ground, PM
Acrylic and Mixed Media
8"X6"
2007
Sold
Acrylic and Mixed Media
10"X10"
2007
Chrysalis Winter
Acrylic and Mixed Media
10"X10"
2007
Chrysalis Autumn
Acrylic and Mixed Media
10"X10"
2007
$275
Synaptic Reprise II
Acrylic and Mixed Media
12"X12"
2010
Madder III
Acrylic and Mixed Media
24"X24"
2010
$520
Madder IV
Acrylic and Mixed Media
24"X24"
2007
$520
Satellite of Love III
Acrylic and Mixed Media
2007
Myopia II
Acrylic and Mixed Media
24"X24"
2010
$520
Sequence Mahamid
Goauche and Mixed Media
9"X12"
2007
Waleda
Acrylic and Mixed Media
20"X14
2010
Synaptic Reprise III
Acrylic and Mixed Media
24"X24"
2007
Synaptic I
Acrylic and Mixed Media
10"X10"
2010
Harvester's Ballad II
Acrylic and Mixed Media
24"X12"
2007
$465
Highway 55 South III
Acrylic and Mixed Media
24"X24"
2007
Black Gold III
Acrylic and Mixed Media
10"X10"
2010
Cradle to Cradle III
Acrylic and Mixed Media
10"X10"
2007
Fulcrum
Acrylic and Mixed Media
24"X24"
2007
Synaptic Reprise
Acrylic and Mixed Media
24"X24"
2007
Waleda's Blessing
Acrylic and Mixed Media
2007
Waleda's Blessing
Acrylic and Mixed Media
NFS
2007
Harvester's Ballad II
Acrylic and Mixed Media
24"X12"
2007
Cradle to Cradle II
Acrylic and Mixed Media
24"X12"
2007
Dialectic Maghrebe II
Acrylic and Mixed Media
10"X10"
2007
Meridian II
Acrylic and Mixed Media
10"X10"
2007
Dialectic III
Acrylic and Mixed Media
10"X10"
2010
Hub
Acrylic and Mixed Media
10"X10"
2010
Great Bend
Acrylic and Mixed Media
2008
Mesa
Acrylic and Mixed Media
2007
Synaptic II
Acrylic and Mixed Media
10"X10"
2010

I see my mixed media artworks as psychological and biological specimen, a personal and universal mix of allusions, hurdles, and reflection. Fusing together organic forms, experimenting with the painted surface and building up layers of over-painting has become a launching point for my creativity as an artist.

Inquiries of cognitive connections, microscopic landscapes, and the tangents of memory show in the layers. Magnified worlds become social petri dishes that subtly comment on environmental health, body care, and the dynamics of human interaction. The viewer is encouraged to discover the ties between the ordinary and the sublime, between the industrial and the organic, between the disposable and the sacred. Neural synapses, optics, changing weather patterns and biological systems also enter the visual syntax that helps make my thoughts literal. In many ways these image sources become another metaphor for my fascination with the complexities and consequences of contemporary life.

Since my recent visits to Morocco and marriage to a Moroccan man, I have adapted the ancient art of henna into my visual language. The ornamental henna drawn is used to celebrate joyous collective events, issue protection or consider the power of superstition. Integrating the botanical and geometric repeating henna styles into my work is a way for me to: find meaningful visual symbols that represents this important cultural shift in my life and to pay tribute to the precious tradition of henna that has been continued by Semitic women since 3000 BCE and is today, used in many of the same ways to signify important thresholds of life.