Mark Flood

Gallery Affiliations: Zach Feuer, Peres Projects

Region: West


My work allows the viewer to act out a thought process of weighing values that are in conflict and of trying to re-define internal symbolic worlds. As an artist, a woman, a member of a multicultural community, and as a person trying to live a satisfying and responsible life on this planet, I am conscious of a severe conflict between the values of mainstream culture and the prospects for individual and global survival, health, growth, and sanity. Surprisingly, the myth of the werewolf and the cannibalistic elements of certain tribal cultures provide a framework within which the development of abstract images can maximize the latent content of floral patterns. The flow of words from masks indicates an unrelenting effort to communicate to an estranged world which is not always listening.