Portfolio > Sanguine - BFA Thesis

Invisible Unless I Shout
watercolor, found papers
2008
I Will Rise
watercolor on paper
2008
18 Years Without
watercolor on paper, mounted on hardboard
2008
My Gods, My Scars
watercolor, found papers
2008
The (Womb) Wound Must Be Honored
watercolor, thread on paper
2008

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, BFA Painting Thesis 2008

I looked, and I saw the earth in flames. Her face was nothing but red.

The color red is associated with people's passions, be they joyous or painful. It is the color of the very essence of life, it is our blood. Blood is unique in that it carries two opposite connotations, it can be the giver of life or the harbinger of death. The giver of life has always been a woman, and the earth has always been personified. "She" is essential and ingrained; her experience is elemental, powerful, sanguine. She is not without a face, she is in every face.