I have travelled a great deal in my life, notably a trip I took through Asia for a year after teaching in Taiwan. On the endless bus rides through tiny villages and narrow mountain roads, I felt that I had turned into a disembodied set of eyes, immune to discomfort and boredom. I felt I would be content to just go on looking and looking at the world forever. My transformation into an observer is in all my subject matter. In the Dubai Series, I examine living in and among the glass towers as a woman and a worker in the Gulf region. In the sports field paintings, I am standing on the edge of where the country has moved into the city. In Hotels, I am interested in how the space, architecture and landscape of resort hotels are controlled to create shared fantasies. Common to all my paintings is the observation of how shared space is used. I place the viewer in my own position of the outsider, the observer who is not a participating spectator .
To create these works, I paint on paper and mylar, then cut and assemble the pieces. Through layering and collage, I create the buildings and landscapes in a process that literally constructs illusionistic spaces.