|Artists Statement IV|
I am a feminist, for me a feminist is anyone who identifies with everyone who is secondary in a primary world, regardless of gender,race,age, social class, or sexual preference. Feminist artists have been standing on shifting critical terrain for sometime. We have been surrounded by texts instructing us in the strategies of necessary exclusions and compelling inclusions in an attempt to re-present female bodies, their sexualitity and subjectivity. My work has been shifting back and forth across boundaries of time, history, culture and levels of consciousness. I am working to create representations of women that acknowledge our awareness of a culturally constructed world and still recognize the unique experiences and choices made within that world as well as what is left out--what is unrepresentable?
I am trying to reclaim female subjectivity by being specific and particularizing with my subjects, by creating metaphoric realities that express my personal views and paint with an experience of the body, a kind of empathic introspection, i.e. trying to permeate the subjectivity of others by experiencing them in myself.