In my new work, I approach narratives like an anthropologist, incorporating all aspects of the human condition, sourcing images from pop culture and current events. Considering disease or over abundance and decadence, intimacy, self autonomy and personal experience are explored with an array of imagery carefully "stitched" together to create a narrative. Elements of life, existing simultaneously, are represented, with complex vivid imagery. My paintings are meditations on subjects such as the passage from life to death, the marred, brutalized female body and the dissonance experienced as artist/mother/wife. I continue to contemplate deconstruction by extracting and repurposing imagery to create new meaning. Severed fragments of soft-focus floral backgrounds, sourced from 70's adult magazines, set against field shots from World War 2, altered and positioned to create a new narrative more accurate of naturally occurring internal dissonance.