recent work – statement
Over the past several years I have been interested in the political context within which the avant-garde movements of the early 20th century emerged—the Dadaists, the Surrealists, the Constructivists and the Bauhaus especially. This research led to a study of the historical factors giving rise to WWI and the Russian Revolution of 1917.
This investigation inspired after 1914 and The Suffragettes. after 1914 comprises a series of paintings and etchings made after group photographs of soldiers from both sides of the WWI conflict, as well as a series of smaller prints based on propaganda posters from both sides, and portraits of key political and cultural figures involved in or responding to the War efforts. The Suffragettes, a more recent project, includes a body of small paintings after photo documentation of the public demonstrations of the British Suffragette movement in the early part of the 20th century.