SUFFRAGETTE FIGURES

Gibbous Waning

12″ x 12″

Mixed media, including papers, foil and mesh

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Seeking calm this work was made during the time of California fires. The deep purple offered an alternative to the scary orange color of the sky. The Suffragette figure stands strong and solitary within the outline of a gibbous moon, amongst sparkling stars.

Suffragette Garden

12″ x 12″

Mixed media, including papers, foil, and petals

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A Suffragette and her flowers/children in a garden setting.

Female Powers

12″ x 12″

Mixed media, including papers and foil

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A Suffragette surrounded by her flowers/children, on a pink and purple stage.

Earth Mother: Are We Doing Enough?

12″ x 12″

Suffragette Series: Female Strength, Quiet environments

Earth Mother: Are We Doing Enough? is part of my Suffragette series, a flora-fauna figure who stands for female strength. It was included in the exhibition The Earth on Which We Stand, a juried exhibition curated by the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art at the Abrams Claghorn Gallery in April-May, 2020.

Moonlight Walk

12″ x 12″

Suffragette series, quiet environments for female strength

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Mixed papers and foil with pen drawing, paper quilt square. In a peaceful act of independence and strength, a flora-fauna woman “suffragette” figure takes a solitary walk in moonlight.

Early Irises

12″ x 12″

First of the Iris series, featuring a pressed and photographed iris, a triangle quilt with iris flower insets, and the Suffragette image.

Irises For Sylvia

15″ x 15″

Made for Sylvia with mixed paper triangles, tissue paper fog and hand colored suffragette figure floating over the landscape, which is constructed on soft foam and held in a floating glass frame.

Suffragette 1

12″ x 12″

A decorative work influenced by Japanese scroll motifs, made of cut origami papers and magazine pages. Two suffragette figures and children face each other.

Suffragette 2

12″ x 12″

This piece continues the Japanese scroll motif using cut origami paper. The vertical scroll format holds the Suffragette and a magnificent butterfly-like creature, in ink and colored pencil on vellum.

Suffragette 3

12″ x 12″

The suffragette is paired again with the butterfly figure in a third work that incorporates Japanese motifs and cut origami papers. It is commentary on juxtaposed characteristics femininity and feminism. The base is the earth, represented by paper made of leaves. The figures pose as in fashion plates, covered in purple tulle. The colors are inspired by British Suffragettes, who used purple, white and green in their jewelry and clothing to signal their cause to one another, often using peridot and amethyst with pearls or diamonds.

Suffragette on Stage

12″ x 12″

Another work in purple and green, this time incorporating the American Suffragette’s use of gold. This figure is outlined in gold ink, appearing on an early 20th century stage with an extravagant curtain and bouquets at her feet.

Shadow Over Spring

12″ x 12″

An earthy ground with bright diamond shapes suggestive of blooming flowers on stalks signifies the promise of spring is the background for eerie floating figures, suffragette ghosts reminiscent of the “willies” in the Romantic era ballet Giselle.