Stress and Pressure is one of my favorite pieces in the series, the patterns and colors work so well together. The two large figures are meant to symbolize the different stresses and pressures that tend to hover over a person. It could also be inferred that the two figures symbolize parents hovering over their child, causing both stress and pressure.
This painting spent a year hanging in the Oklahoma State University president’s house (2014-2015).
Vows was created after my husband and I eloped one Tuesday morning in San Francisco. The large, almost overwhelming, figure represents the justice that married us. The figure is extremely large to symbolize the major life choice that we were making, it might have seemed a bit overwhelming, bit it was also very wonderful. The large figure is painted in shades of green to commemorate the justice’s bright green hair. Yes, the woman who married us had green hair.
This painting spent a year in the Oklahoma State University president’s house. (2014-2015)