1970’s Eyeshadow Series
I make paintings and installations that reference vernacular photography from the 1970s to the present day. I rediscover and resurrect the people I find in discarded photo albums while culling through flea markets and thrift stores.
This series of unique transfer prints on Arches paper evolved after I found a photo album from the 1970’s at a local flea market. I was drawn to these photos of distinctive New Yorkers socializing at a neighborhood party. The commonality that I found between all of the unique and racially diverse women at this function was their amazing disco era makeup. I made paintings of the eyes of these party goers which ultimately evolved into transfer prints on paper.