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Curtain Project

2006, my dog, Za, and I connected to each other with red yarn.

The photos were printed onto fabric which were turned into curtains. The red yarn, for me, symbolizes the empathetic relationship I have with my dog, Za. When Za was a puppy she suffered from separation anxiety (according to my mom). Looking back on it, I think it was just her being a puppy, but none-the-less: When I would leave her, she became so desperate and so self destructive/destructive. Her most notable efforts were to successfully push a full sized bed (on frame, with wheels) to a 5½ foot dresser.

On top of the dresser was a bottle of Ibuprofen in a childproof container. Unfortunately, it was not childproof for my furry child. Don't worry though, she was discovered quickly and my mom and I rushed her to the hospital. Za has no lasting consequences.

She managed to tear all the linoleum off of her puppy room floor.

Getting tangled in the blinds while looking out the window. She was so pathetic when I found her. No damage was done, except to the blinds.

Getting a box of Godiva chocolate out of a closet with a closed door. The chocolate was at the top of the closet on a shelf, but somehow, she manipulated the clothing on hangers to knock the chocolates down, after opening the door, of course.

She did that kind of thing again, except with roach traps. She didn't throw-up or have diarrhea, which apparently was supposed to happen, according to poison control.

I never did any of those things (except for maybe eating a whole box of chocolate), but I empathize with her on the abandonment thing.
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Watercolor Paintings

Various watercolors. Watercolor painting is probably my favorite kind of painting. Acrylic is not natural enough, oil is too pretentious... watercolor for me feels just right.


"Monsters in the Dark"

"Fight and Flight"

"Oryx & Landscape"

"Elephant Hole"

"Ostrich Harem"

"Semi-self Portrait"

"Dove Color Study"
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Unfinished Figure Drawings

These were done in 2003, probably in my first or second figure drawing class at Cooper. Unfinished figure drawings of women:



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Fruit Bats

Long overdue updates underway, please enjoy the blog. I am trying to collect the pieces, which were up on the website, into one neat, little, digital package.
TA-DA! They will remain here for safe keeping. For instance:

Close-up of "Fruit Bats"- Graphite and charcoal

This was drawn using a page from a National Geographic magazine as reference. I could see the emotion in her face and so the image seemed very human to me, but ironically, nothing about their exchange is humane.
frame was constructed of wire and branches.

This piece was a part of my senior show, "Suppressed Ways of Being" in 2006. Please visit that link to view more images from this exhibition.
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