Security Series

These paintings depict the modern struggle against threats to the security of our personal safety and identity.

 

My own shredded documents create 3-D relief, symbolizing intrusions that undermine the stability and safety of our real and virtual lives.  Distinctive shapes indicate the collectives we strive to protect—families, friends, associates, colleagues.  Overlapping elements and threads reaching into adjoining spaces signify connections, sameness.  Individuality, cultural spaces, and personal boundaries are represented by hard lines—those we’ve drawn, so often crossed.  Saturated colors and intricate details exemplify the depth and complexity of the “identity insecurity” inherent to this era.

Acrylic paintings under high-gloss resin on two-inch-deep wooden gallery boxes