Acrylic gouache and collage on panel-mounted watercolor paper, 24 x 24", 2015.
A multitudinous digital goddess replicates endlessly in the act of snapping a selfie. An abundance of breasts, arms and faces proliferate, speaking to the multiplicity of images and selves. Flocks of emojis and emblems swirl around the figure, perhaps the prayers of devotees. Collaged spinning wheels of death sprinkled throughout the tondo add a sense of both roiling motion and frozen stillness to the painting.
Mandalic in composition, the image expands radially outward, exuding a dizzying circular motion and acting as a sort of psychedelic portal into another realm. The piece exudes both roundness and flatness, bulging and collapsing into space simultaneously. Wavering between the uncanny plastic quality of a doll and the supple fertility of Diana of Ephesus, the Goddess expresses a multifaceted contemporary understanding of iconophilia.