Excess is Dangerous
30×40 Acrylic on stretched canvas

I got it done in the nick of time for WomanMade Gallery’s Anthropomorphism show. (juried by Laurie Hogin, whos work I saw at Art Chicago!) I submitted this piece and Wallflower. Keep your fingers crossed!

Here’s an excerpt from my artist statement:

The ‘Essentiality Series’ features representational symbolism of fundamental personality characteristics, sometimes disguised, but found within us all.

Grackles, like ants, overwhelm through sheer force of numbers and this figure represents our inability to recognize that even when driven by perfect rigor, as symbolized by the surrounding lantana, the saffron flower reminds us, excess is dangerous.