Marsha-detail-2.jpg

figures

 

Painting the figure allows me to explore the many facets of my personality and helps to reveal universal truths about my development from childhood to adulthood. In this ongoing series of doll-like characters—sometimes self-portraits and sometimes not—I work to establish a connection between subject and viewer by presenting a subject at a specific moment in time.

 

In my scenes the subject might have just made a decision, had a revelation, or is seated high on her perch, cradling the silent glow of a digital conversation in her palm. The gaze of each figure, direct or indirect, invites the viewer to play the dual role of visitor and voyeur, dually tapping the shoulder of implicit bias and challenging the labels it applies to the subjects standing before them.