paintings and drawings

My interest in camouflage began with reworked GAP advertisements. The uniform-like quality of the clothing and impassive, frontal presentation of the models suggested that they be revealed as soldiers. Using the clothing colors as a guide, the environments became the camouflage pattern, the process a literal blending in, which brought up themes of conformity and loss of self. This work lead to a more formal fascination with camouflage in general. The chorus girl figures reference wartime entertainment and the pinup girls (nose art) that adorned warplanes. They are soldiers of another kind –physically trained, marching, machine-like women. They are also in uniform, and are uniform in their repitition, erasing unique traits and personality, easily replaceable.