RED HANDED

Red Handed is art on the floor, printed on thin vinyl that looks like paper. It is designed to be walked on. It is hard to convince people to walk on art and when they do they feel uncomfortable. Exactly the point in this case.

This exploration of collective versus personal guilt was inspired by the works of Doré, Modigliani, and Picasso. “Red Handed” also documents the artist's personal situation. The artwork is a raw reaction, and therefore cathartic, both for the artist and the viewer. One man who saw it at the Torpedo Factory studio, talked to his family about how it connected him with his experiences in Vietnam. Another about his grief after a car accident where he did not cause the damage but still felt responsibility. To some it represents Dante's Inferno or the Holocaust, to others, Iraq.  Red Handed has been displayed as an installation both at Morton Fine Art in Washington, DC. and at the Evergreen Museum in Baltimore. In the future the project will travel to college campuses and can be used as a catalyst for discussion by social activists. The art work provokes strong reaction. 

"Her Red Handed pictures are looser, messier and more impulsive; precisely etched lines yield to expressionist strokes and splatters, sometimes atop collaged layers.” 
– Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post, 2013

 

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Red Handed Installation ( detail) 
Acrylic paint on vinyl printed on fine and commercial presses.


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Red Handed work in progress


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Red Handed Installation (detail)
Morton Fine Art, Washington, DC.
Acrylic paint on canvas, drawing ink on paper


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Red Handed Installation ( detail)
Morton Fine Art, Washington, DC.
Acrylic paint on canvas


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Red Handed Installation (detail)
Evergreen Museum, Baltimore, Md.
Acrylic paint on canvas


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Red Handed Installation
Evergreen Museum, Baltimore, Md.