Cry Me a River
2014
Mixed media: peat, wax, paper, burlap
11x19x5 inches

Breastplates incorporate everything ancient and modern about women, as well as women’s athleticism and strength.

Turtle Vest
2014
Mixed media: paper, ink, wax
20x12.5x4 inches

A one-piece bathing suit might as well be a breastplate, a shield used to protect vulnerable body parts.

Terra Madres (diptych)
2018
Mixed media: paper, peat, gold leaf, wax
20x34x5 inches

Even though it is not seen when it is hung on the wall, I write inside each breastplate to continue the visual narrative on the front.


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Terra Madres (diptych) (detail)
2018
Mixed media: paper, peat, gold leaf, wax
20x34x5 inches

The words on this twin sculpture recall the fierceness and comfort qualities of a mother. It so often feels as if we each have more than two mothers: the unconditional accepting mother, and the mother that pushes us forward into the world and away from home.


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Tobacco & Coffee
2014
Mixed media: Cuban tobacco, paper, wax, coffee beans
17x14x5 inches

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Red Sabi
2015
Mixed media: paper, velvet, wax, paint, wire, thread
16x13x5 inches

Each breastplate weighs approximately 3 pounds.

Laced Vest (detail)
2013
Mixed media: peat, paper, wax, thread, velvet, wire
20x16x5 inches
Laced Vest
2013
Mixed media: peat, paper, wax, thread, velvet, wire
20x16x5 inches
Breastplate installation
2015

West Side Lounge, Cambridge, MA

Releasing Birds from Right Shoulder
2014
Plaster, paint
24x17x19 inches

Releasing Birds from Right Shoulder sits on sideboard or a table as a centerpiece, or can be encased in a plexiglass display box.

Releasing Birds from Right Shoulder (alternate view)
2014
Plaster, paint
24x17x19 inches
Releasing Birds from Right Shoulder (installation view)
2014
Plaster, paint
24x17x19 inches

University Gallery, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA