WHEN I WAS A GIRL is a series digital Iris prints. These images evoke the remembrances of the feelings I had when I was growing up, before puberty, when life was still a mystery. The work stems from my longstanding interest in landscape, particularly the iconic landscapes from China and the American West. These are places that have spent much time in and have responded to in my work. Bridging the traditional landscapes with psychological and personal issues was my challenge.
This group of works is narrative using the computer as a montage tool. These pieces incorporate multiple ideas (and images) to tell my story. For example, in the piece, WHEN I WAS A GIRL, I WORRIED ABOUT BEING BURIED, childhood fears are explored along with images of burial mounds from Korea and China and urns from Italy to make the particular more universal.