is a zine writer whose zines T.V.I.,
Lucid Nation, and Eracism have been reprinted in "A Girl's
Guide to Taking Over the World: The Zine Revolution" by
Karen Green and Tristan Taormino, and in Hilary Carlip and Francesca
Lia Block's "Zine Scene"
has never studied art with a teacher, but has been influenced
by the work and lives of Edward Kienholz, Andy Warhol, Georgia
O'Keefe, and by study of the history of art, especially Ancient
Egyptian, Tibetan mandala painting, the obscure Spanish surrealist
Leviathan, and the writing of Guy Debord.
sings, plays guitar, bass and drums in Lucid Nation a Los Angeles
based punk band whose indie cd "The Stillness of Over"
(Brain Floss Records) is popular on college radio in the United
after many underground group shows had her first one person show
at the opening of the Luckdragon Gallery in Venice, California
in May 1997. The show included the complete Autopsy Stamp Mandala
series, the complete India Ink Dimensions, several free standing
surreal assemblages, and miscellaneous drawings.
| This series
was inspired by a gift of three genuine autopsy stamps from the
fifties. Autopsy stamps were used in morgues to make preliminary
notes upon arrival. Mandalas are symmetrical images long used
in Asia to inspire meditation. "Being from L.A., the medium
of death makes me think of the Day of Los Muertos, an exquisite
Mexican tradition. Dealing with the stamps themselves was a challenge
to superstitious fears and death anxiety. I experienced flashbacks
of my near murder. The face stamp reminded me of my late father
in his glasses, he worked with various kinds of stamps all his
life as a supervisor for the post office. But this was not only
catharsis. I imagined I was liberating the souls of all those
recorded by these stamps. And the stamps themselves seemed to
evolve (as they dissolved) from a frightening and dense presence
best kept hidden, to the friendly docility of used paint brushes."
RHTKYM OF LIE,
THE SUN DOESN'T RISE IN THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE,
TRUE LOVE WAS THE RUMOR,
YOUTH AGAINST FASCISM