Phases of Ora June

The Phases of Ora June (2015) is a mixed media series of six works that recounts the life of Ora Pax June Russell Marsh (1919-2014), the paternal grandmother of the artist, and the familial narratives and personal memories that she passed on during her lifetime.  

The relief, object, and flatwork pieces in the series are arranged in chronological order to provide a linear depiction of the narrative phases of Ora June. The works begin with the subject's childhood years and finishes at an undetermined later age.  Materials used in the series include: linen, horsehair, found embroidered flowers, hand-made paper, and concrete.