My work has an ephemeral and theatrical quality. I work on the floor, intuitively moving around the panel or object and laying down color. My hand-made oil and acrylic paints give varying textures to my paintings and sculptures. I collage in prints and found materials and objects to create unexpected forms and narrative shifts in my imagery.
Influenced by heroes like Goya and Beckmann, I devise fictitious narratives and subversive characters to explore the issues our contemporary society faces through fantastical roll play and metaphor. My work embraces a punk, comic book, street art rawness. Activists, queers, witches, monsters, forgotten goddesses and gods, and other sordid characters, come face to face with oppression and villainy to play out fantasies that flirt with future possibilities. I see my paintings as permanent documents of our particular time period. While my paintings are saturated in rebellion and protest, they celebrate difference, the power of the underdog and resilience in the face of adversity.
Themes in my paintings identify with the LGBTQ, Feminist, activist and immigrant communities. Imagery representing “the Other” in my paintings, like solitary figures situated in hostile foreign environments, emanates an outsider feeling. Akin to my Greek ancestral roots, my heroes, monstrosities, hybrid animal/humans and divine entities are metaphors for the ills and woes of our collective struggle.