110 LOAD FEMALE AT TOP   FEMALE SPANKER   INSPECTION   JAILOR PAINTBALL
       
MEMORIAL JEWELRY PLAYING ON ICE

 

  PROGRESS TAKES TIME   SECURITY AND THE GIRL   SEX AND THE SWIMMER
       
SLIM AND SMOOTH   SLOBADAN MILOSEVIC   SPECIAL DONORS   SPRING BREAK   VIEWS OF NOTHING
                 
               

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GALLERY

WITNESS

The Witness paintings were made in response to specific political, cultural or social events reported in the media. On the back of each painting, I have documented text from a variety of sources- newspapers, websites, and personal ads, as a footnote to the painted image, a reference point both known and hidden. I have included this text in the description box that accompanies each Witness. I am interested as much in the reporting of the event, as in the event itself, cropping the article carefully, decoding the text, and creating a new context for the event. My intention is to re-contextualize the event. As artists, we chronicle history visually. Journalists record specifics of historical events-  artists have an additional charge- to respond to events, to make visible and physical a reaction. In my subjective response to an event, I become more than an observer, I become a witness.

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