Opus Rouge is a mixed media project that evolved from an attempt to mask brooding, somber concepts with beauty, to a full fledged exploration of myself, my world, my emotions, the very core of my being. Many of the works are inspired by Sylvia Plath and Walt Whitman.
There were moments during the mad process of creating where I would suddenly become fully conscious of the world around me, and realize that I had been so in tuned and focused on the art that I had no idea where I was. It was a soul searching experience. My original intention was not lost during this process, but it was eclipsed by the sheer emotion and intensity of creation. So, I present to you my SELF, my passion, my hopes, my fears, my victories, my happinesses, sadnesses and my dreams.
All works are mixed media, with the foundation being ink transfers of my fashion images onto birch wood. I also use acrylic, watercolor, spray paint, book and magazine clippings, dictionary and encyclopedia papers, and other types of paper.