Selected Works > Mola Paintings

Inner Gourd
Acrylic on watercolor paper
16 x 12"
2009
Place Setting
Acrylic on watercolor paper
12 x 16"
2009
Ironing Imaginary
Acrylic on watercolor paper
12 x 16"
2010
Pineapple Explosion
Acrylic on watercolor paper
20 x 16"
2009
Apple Section
Acrylic on watercolor paper
8 x 10"
2010
Untitled E
Acrylic on watercolor paper
12 X 12"
2012
Untitled A
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 12"
2010
Untitled B
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 12"
2011
Untitled C
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 12"
2011
Untitled D
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 12"
2011
Cautionary Sub Talk
Acrylic on canvas
24 X 20"
2011
Cross Purposes
Acrylic on canvas
24 X 20"
2012
Eye Mantra
Acrylic on canvas
12 X 12"
2012
Hydration
Acrylic on raw canvas
20 x 16"
1998
Meter Madness
Acrylic on raw canvas
20 x 16"
1998
Recycling Blues
Acrylic on raw canvas
18 x 18"
2002


One of my main influences in recent years has been the colorful fabric panels called Molas, stitched by the Kuna Indian women of the San Blas Islands, near Panama. The women use an intricate cutting and stitching technique to create abstract designs or images of what they see in everyday life (e.g., fish, boats, plants, airplanes). Each panel is packed to the corners with design motifs and images. I have borrowed these ideas to create painted Molas with images from my own everyday life.