Tri-cities, TN | Painting
I am an artist who primarily creates mixed media paintings with imagery sourced from physical places, childhood memories, and symbols connected to my matrilineal ancestry. Originally from Los Angeles, I have been based in East Tennessee for over 20 years, living in Johnson City with my partner and our children, Strummer & Opal.
My primary influences are Kate Bush, Andrew Thomas Huang, Perfume Genius, SWOON, and Eva Hesse. I additionally have grown my art practice to include the creation of music, short films, and interactive fiber art, under the multimedia project name, “Liz the Prophetess.”
I frequently use the image of rainbows in relation to bifröst, the mythological rainbow-road between different worlds. This personally references my curiosity on the meaning of an afterlife, becoming more complex after the loss of my mother, while I was becoming a mother myself. My only certain belief is that we each experience multiple symbolic “afterlives” during the time that we are alive – when one life phase ends, a new phase and way of living begins.
This blending of honoring memory with the present is visually executed within my artwork, through expressive mark-making and dream-like forms that are somewhat diluted in structure, but strong and vibrant in color and textural sheen. I utilize iridescent materials alongside water-based pigments as a way to transport the audience to an experience that is interactively unique, depending on light source and physical proximity to the painting.