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The Altered States series was born out of the necessity for time away from the world, alone time in order to protect and rearm oneself against the traumas of the day.

My figures find themselves in conversation with their subconscious selves, free from the weight of being in an often-uncooperative body. They are set adrift in dreams and fathom something other. They find themselves weightless rising through the air, or falling after having let go of something which might have been holding them captive. My spirit carries my body – my will governs the flesh.

Yupo paper, made of polypropylene, is non-absorbent and repels water, which allows pigments to sit on the surface and separate, rendering effects that mimic disintegration–- something that cannot be achieved on traditional watercolor paper. The watercolor pigments used in this series are made from semi-precious stones such as Green Apatite, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Diopside, Garnet, Hematite, Lapis Lazuli, Mica, Red Fuschite, Rhodonite, Sodalite, Sugilite, and Zoisite.

Hell Hath No Fury, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Hell Hath No Fury, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Parley, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Parley, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Resolve, Watercolor on yupo, 12x 9 inches, 2019

Resolve, Watercolor on yupo, 12x 9 inches, 2019

A Good Day, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches, private collection

A Good Day, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches, private collection

Bright Ideas, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Bright Ideas, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Defiance, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Defiance, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Speaking THE Truth, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Speaking THE Truth, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Sometimes I am Able to Love My Body, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Sometimes I am Able to Love My Body, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Peace of Mind, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Peace of Mind, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Putting it Out There, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches, private collection

Putting it Out There, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches, private collection

My Fairie Self, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

My Fairie Self, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

The Bitch, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

The Bitch, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Flesh and Bone, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Flesh and Bone, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

My Mojo, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

My Mojo, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Knocking it Out, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Knocking it Out, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Adrift, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches, private collection

Adrift, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches, private collection

Taking the Plunge, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Taking the Plunge, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Continual Calcination, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Continual Calcination, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Surrender, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Surrender, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

My Spirit Carrying my Body, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches, private collection

My Spirit Carrying my Body, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches, private collection

Me & My Fear, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Me & My Fear, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Prophetic Dreams, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Prophetic Dreams, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Battle to See, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Battle to See, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Letting Go, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Letting Go, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Expectant, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches, private collection

Expectant, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches, private collection

Dissipation, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches, Private Collection

Dissipation, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches, Private Collection

Radiating, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Radiating, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Sowing the Seeds, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches

Sowing the Seeds, 2019, Watercolor on yupo, 12 x 9 inches