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on sugar, spice, and other delectable abstractions

In this series I indulge in the alchemy of sweet spices, using them as pigments to create a series of abstractions. I purposely worked on an intimate scale, conceiving them as aromatic "kitchen" paintings. Whether read as cultural nods to the centrality of food in the ethics of care, forgotten narratives from crumbled empires of spice, or feminist kitchen experiments, these paintings are meant to be delectable, in many senses. More...

virtual consanguinity

In this red series, I incorporate personal email from a matrilineal source that has traveled, via cyberspace, from Venezuela. The email text functions as texture and line; other formal attributes--the use of the squares and grids or the measurement and proportion of a rectangle--are rooted in traditions of abstraction, yet in this series, bow to the aesthetics of email. More...

postpartum blues

Conceived post-partum, this series examines the performance of gender and its relationship to color while playfully defying the straight clinical taxonomies of post-partum depression and baby blues. More...

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sliding scale

This is a series made on slide frames for all pockets, conceived as an undersized, playful tease on the role of the large-scale heroic abstraction, using digital and "analog" techniques. More...

color cart

Color Cart was a collaborative drawing trio consisting of Mariangeles Soto-Diaz, Douglas Degges, and Mary Laube. More...