Portraits of an Inner Dialogue
In her most recent series, “Portraits of an Inner Dialogue”, Monica expresses her internal voice in an abstract, yet composed environment driven by shape, color, texture, and text. These mixed media artworks are an expression of the struggles with conflicting identities of being a mother, a wife, a daughter, a New Yorker, a woman, a person. Monica uses the circle to convey various notions of being “OK”. The struggle comes down to a three-word question and a three-word answer: Am I OK? I am OK. In some arrangements, the words are clear and simple, while in other areas the text is obliterated and veiled with sentiment. Monica materializes the digital and combines her transfers with traditional paints and oil sticks that produce vital effects that are necessary to the character of her work.