The “Persona” series consists of portraits configured of imagery from our threatening world. These “persons” exhibit intense facial expressions of fear, anger, shock, frustration, disbelief, or weariness. Many are screaming and yelling in reaction to the surrounding world. Many are wearing masks, goggles, visors, or helmets, symbolizing the separation and isolation they must create to protect themselves and endure this bombardment of the world out-of-control. The imagery is over-laid on images from found papers, depicting the ubiquitous pressures of the outside world. Most pieces are monochromatic in black, white and grey, reflecting the world’s bleak and colorless prospects, with silver metallic layers emphasizing the cold, technical aspect of this world.
10" x 10" mixed media collages