Yes, I'm a Home Maker, in more ways than one. The theme of my works for years has been the image of a house,(usually 3-D constructions) that are an extension of a woman's body. I'm not sure if the motivation for my creating and building these houses is because I'm a child of a broken home and I'm trying to hold our home and family together. Or reflecting my present life, with a caring husband whose shared many joys and challenges in our life together. It seems of late, as become a superior woman, I've thrown caution to the winds and have become more explicit in my new work.
Friday, April 12, 2019
Open Houses, my new series is the result of a collaboration with Tim Holcomb, a theatre and visual artist. Tim recycled former stage sets and designed these two intersecting houses for this new body of work. He left the residue from it's previous incarnation on the houses for me to play off of with paint, collage and remnants from renovating my home studio in the Berkshires. These Open Houses are the results....
|Angel House, Acrylic, Collage on Wood|
|Home on the Range, Collage, Paint on Wood|
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Thursday, March 2, 2017
|Monoprint & Drawing|
Here are some of my thoughts on this subject:
|House Book, folded|
My ancestors were welcomed by “The Statue of Liberty” and she was born in its very shadow. Perhaps that is why this figure became a central theme in this artists’ work for more than 30 years. Since Lady Liberty witnessed the devastation of 9/11, Rooney and what the statue stands for have been in harm’s way. The work in this exhibit asks political and philosophical questions to provoke gallery visitors to reevaluate our government’s response to terrorism.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
The House/Home is an extension of the woman's body. Woman are usually the caregivers of the home, we cook, clean, decorate and raise our children there. Usually spending many more hours in the house then our partners/husbands do. So as I grow older, I've thrown caution to the wind and what was a suggestion of the woman's figure before (pregnant bellies, breasts and curves) have become more obvious and playful. Sometimes bosoms appear in the front of my 3D house contructions, other times they are hidden else where on these wooden house constructions. I encourage viewers to move around the houses, becoming active participants in looking at these Luscious Houses. This is like the game of "Hide & Seek."
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
|Trashy Novel, Mixed Media on wood construction|