Miniatures (works on paper)
graphite on paper
Miniatures is an ongoing work-on-paper series that solicits allegorical reading. Recurring central figures include the artist herself and her niece Iris, featured conducting ambiguous activities and accompanied by mystical objects and creatures in magnificent settings. In some pieces tropes of totemic stacking and power object display are borrowed from the 17th century Mughal miniature paintings of emperors and royalties. Multi-point perspective suggests nonlinear plotlines, convoluted by decorative layering of details and symbols.
No distinct narrative is written for each scenario. Instead, tableaus of majestic situations are visualized as an attempt to elevate a child’s and a woman’s experience as something of epic significance and worthy of patient, elaborate interpretation.
Self Portrait As Iris As an Idea