S Y N E T H E S I A
The modern world is a challenging place. But we go on about our daily lives, basically pretending that all is well in order to survive with some semblance of normalcy. These pieces explore the ideological power of juxtaposing images to create social and political commentaries, with hidden thoughts and collective beliefs exposed through the use of found elements and appropriated images.
8" x 8" mixed media collages
Synesthesia: Happy Faces - This series features faces and people from clip art & cartoons, obliviously happy and content in their lives, as well as images of the Monopoly game millionaire and clip art of men with money that are happy to hoard money and rule the world. The images are overlaid with documents, including those covertly funding the U.S. Iraq war or calling for the Russian census to determine who will be put to death due to their ethnicity, as well as death certificates and homicide reports.
Synesthesia: Dia de los Muertos - This series features faces and Images from the Mexican celebration “Dia de los Muertos” honoring the dead, with overlays of documents dealing with death, homicide, mass murder, and war.
Synesthesia: Horror Movie Stills - This series was created in response to the 2016 presidential election, featuring movie stills of women screaming from B-Movie Horror Films with overlays of documents dealing with death, homicide, mass murder, and war.
Synesthesia: Foods That Kill - This series features food brand logos and mascots with overlays of nutrition facts and food ingredients listing the many additives and chemicals that post a danger to our health.