Digital Medium • 11 canvas installation
Printing and framing by Greenwood Park Gallery, Milwaukee
This installation was commissioned by Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) as part of an exhibition to commemorate the opening of the newly renovated, historic Main Building on the Milwaukee downtown campus in August of 2021. The concept is a collection of 11 canvases focusing on individuals who each in their own way, contributed to Milwaukee's progressive history. This installation is part of the permanent collection at MATC.
To find out more about each individual canvas, click on the images below.
PORTRAIT OF MILWAUKEE PROGRESS
The following 11 pieces comprise the installation, "Portrait of Milwaukee Progress", commissioned by Milwaukee Area Technical College.
The Founding Mother of Milwaukee
Pioneer for LGBTQ Rights
Fighting for Worker's Rights
Lady of Firsts
Anti Segregation Leader
The Priest Leading the Protest for Fair Housing
The Chinese Rockefeller of Milwaukee
Feminist of the 19th Century
Wisconsin's First Female Doctor
Men's Suffrage Leader
The Discarded Series
A love of antique photography spurred my Discarded series of works. I love antique stores and through the years I’ve often found myself sifting through bins filled with an array of formal portraits, family snap shots, polaroids, class photos, all mixed up, transfixed by the faces. Who are these people? What were their lives like? What happened to these families? And how did all these photos end up disposessed in a bin mixed with hundreds of other familes, on sale for a quarter apiece? I decided to start a series of paintings featuring these images, to give them new life and meaning. I’ve worked in multiple mediums for this series, including transparent watercolor, encaustic and collage.