Blood Small Mixed Media Oil Pastel and Livestock Marker on Paper, Sealed to Board 2018 - 8"x10"
"In November of 2018, during a bout of 'artist's block' I decided to create a series of small abstracts to move through a large amount of color and feeling, rapidly and without judgment, just to see what I could discover. The result is the LOMAS (Layers of Memory and Sensation) series.
Number 2 has the (noble?) honor of being one of the first abstract pieces to utilize my menstrual blood as an artistic element. I began experimenting with the media in 2017 and began using it in my abstract art during the LOMAS series. It is a little known fact that this series of work was instrumental in teaching me to use blood in my art in an organic, beautiful way. In LOMAS 2 it is so subtle I often forget it is there.