"Post Traumatic Stress Demons"
2014 34" x 22" soft art $2800
“Although Post Traumatic Stress Disorder statistics vary widely, the Congressional Research Service estimates that among Iraq and Afghanistan Army war veterans PTSD is as high as 67%. Statistics relating to military PTSD may vary but all studies agree on this: PTSD, depression, and suicide have increased at alarming rates among our nation’s veterans. Due to woefully inadequate funding, our Veteran’s Administration has proved itself incapable of addressing these unseen wounds of war. How long… and at what ultimate human cost… will we allow these demons to go untreated?”.
Solo, Juried, and Curated Exhibitions 2018
Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) Tallahassee, FL
May 14 - July 8
Reception Friday, May 18, 6-8 pm
“Their exit wounds were the size of oranges”.
The size of oranges.
Emergency room doctors describe their horror and helplessness when addressing the immense damage done to our children by the bullets from an AR-15 semi-automatic weapon, damage that is impossible to treat successfully. First responders are unable to stem the rivers of blood, doctors are unable to repair the massive tissue and organ disintegration. The shooter does not even have to make the effort to aim, once his target is hit it is a virtual death sentence. An ER physician says “They had no fighting chance at life”.
How does an artist convey her visceral reaction to this horrific imagery? And how does she plead with responsible gun owners to end this nightmare of private ownership of weapons designed for war, to end the death grip of the NRA?
I wish I knew.
"Post Traumatic Stress Demons"
has been chosen by Juror Spencer Dormitzer of the Art Institute of Chicago for the
"Art of Armistice" exhibit in the
Target Gallery of the Torpedo Factory on the Potomac River in Alexandria Virginia.
The Torpedo Factory receives over 500,000 visitors per year. This exhibit honoring our nation's veterans runs from October 27 through December 7, 2018. The reception will be held Friday, November 16 from 7-9 pm.
An amazing 1.3 billion people worldwide are active monthly users of Facebook; they spend an average of 18 minutes per use. I have tried to wrap my head around just how that translates into real time. That adds up to 393 million hours per month, or enough time to:
3D Wall Hanging Diptych
36 x 42 x 15”Silks are tea-dyed and rusted by the artist using automotive brake pads. Crocheted border. Guns and oranges are artist dyed and commercial fabrics, heavily beaded. Mounted on painted toy guns.
"Social Media Suction" has been selected as a finalist by Jurors Alexis Mendoza, Raul Villarreal, and Amy Vigilante in the exhibit "Creativity Takes Courage"
to be held at the Gainesville Fine Arts Association on Main Street in Gainesville, FL.
Exhibit dates are September 25 through November 12 with an awards rception at the GFAA Gallery Friday, September 28 from 6-9 pm.
"Oranges" has been selected to exhibit at the Recce Museum in Johnson City Tennessee for their annual "FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Socially and Politically Engaged Art". The exhibit will be October 6 through December 14, 2018. The Jurors' Presentation (Cheryl Goldsleger and Larry Millard) will be November 1 from 5 to 6 and the Reception and Awards Ceremony will follow from 6 - 8 pm. Photos of Exhibit
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