Inspired by the pandemic, I applied a social lens on Covid through the theme of Power. In April of 2020, I created a hotline voicemail where people called anonymously to vent; leaving messages about their state of mind/most troubling concerns. Influenced by the public stories, I converted the narratives of collective trauma into a new series of artworks that personify learned epiphanies; chained fortunes and disordered awakenings propelling us to our inner homelands and the imminent arrival.

During the pandemic many longed to escape confinement and flee to another land. In times of duress, far fledged fantasies of escape seemed alluring, their impracticalities as mere details brushed over in our desire for a better life.

In the uncertain space of Covid, I wanted to defer away from control into spontaneous dance. In my new Covid series, I sought to unclutter, subtract and introspect in minimalism by way of deconstructing + transforming my earlier artworks into reincarnated forms to reflect the tearing renegation of identity that inevitably comes with change.

PSYCHOMAGICOWER explores themes of conserving earth, collective governing, collective trauma, collective anxiety, political consciousness, gender politics, intertwined subjectivity, connection to local and mythic, abuse of power, race wars, family dynamics, quotidian and the short lived sense of foreverness. I took more experimental risk using techniques of collage, surface alterations, fusing binary materials, and the negotiation of space and color.




THE NEOPHILIAC: A STRIVER SWIMMING HEADLESS & UNTAMED AMBITIONS

Collage, graphite powder, mechanical pencil, gel pen, colored pencil on paper
22 inch x 28 inch
2021

THE NEOPHILIAC: A STRIVER SWIMMING HEADLESS & UNTAMED AMBITIONS (detail)

Collage, graphite powder, mechanical pencil, gel pen, colored pencil on paper
22 inch x 28 inch
2021

THE NEOPHILIAC: A STRIVER SWIMMING HEADLESS & UNTAMED AMBITIONS (detail)

Collage, graphite powder, mechanical pencil, gel pen, colored pencil on paper
22 inch x 28 inch
2021

FENCE RIDER

Collage, acrylic on paper
22 inch x 28 inch
2021

FENCE RIDER (detail)

Collage, acrylic on paper
22 inch x 28 inch
2021

FENCE RIDER (detail)

Collage, acrylic on paper
22 inch x 28 inch
2021

TIME SNATCHER

Collage, acrylic, gel pen on paper
18 inch x 24 inch
2021

TIME SNATCHER (detail)

Collage, acrylic, gel pen on paper
18 inch x 24 inch
2021

TIME SNATCHER (detail)

Collage, acrylic, gel pen on paper
18 inch x 24 inch
2021

TIME SNATCHER (detail)

Collage, acrylic, gel pen on paper
18 inch x 24 inch
2021

SISTER SISTER

Collage, mechanical pencil, gel pen on paper
24 inch x 18 inch
2021

SISTER SISTER (detail)

Collage, mechanical pencil, gel pen on paper
24 inch x 18 inch
2021

SISTER SISTER (detail)

Collage, mechanical pencil, gel pen on paper
24 inch x 18 inch
2021

YELLOW TERROR AND THE COVID BLUES

Collage, acrylic, graphite on paper
22 inch x 28 inch
2021

YELLOW TERROR AND THE COVID BLUES (detail)

Collage, acrylic, graphite on paper
22 inch x 28 inch
2021

YELLOW TERROR AND THE COVID BLUES (detail)

Collage, acrylic, graphite on paper
22 inch x 28 inch
2021

FEMME FATASHER

Collage, acrylic on paper
22 inch x 28 inch
2021

FEMME FATASHER (detail)

Collage, acrylic on paper
22 inch x 28 inch
2021

FEMME FATASHER (detail)

Collage, acrylic on paper
22 inch x 28 inch
2021

TRUE / FALSE

Collage, mechanical pencil, charcoal, gel pen on paper
22 inch x 28 inch
2021

TRUE / FALSE (detail)

Collage, mechanical pencil, charcoal, gel pen on paper
22 inch x 28 inch
2021

TRUE / FALSE (detail)

Collage, mechanical pencil, charcoal, gel pen on paper
22 inch x 28 inch
2021

RICH DAD, POOR DAD

Collage, acrylic, gel pen on paper
18 inch x 24 inch
2021

RICH DAD, POOR DAD (detail)

Collage, acrylic, gel pen on paper
18 inch x 24 inch
2021

RICH DAD, POOR DAD (detail)

Collage, acrylic, gel pen on paper
18 inch x 24 inch
2021

MAXINISTA FAMILY

Collage, mechanical pencil, gel pen, marker on paper
28 inch x 22 inch
2021

MAXINISTA FAMILY (detail)

Collage, mechanical pencil, gel pen, marker on paper
28 inch x 22 inch
2021

MAXINISTA FAMILY (detail)

Collage, mechanical pencil, gel pen, marker on paper
28 inch x 22 inch
2021

LIMP DICE

Collage, acrylic on paper
22 inch x 28 inch
2021

LIMP DICE (detail)

Collage, acrylic on paper
22 inch x 28 inch
2021

LIMP DICE (detail)

Collage, acrylic on paper
22 inch x 28 inch
2021