Bikinis an Bombshells, Installation Detail, 1998
In "Bombshells and Bikinis", shown in Albuquerque, NM, in 1998, I wore a bikini and combat boots and climbed the hills of White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, near White Sands Missile Range. After researching the history of women's body images used in war, I saw photographs of female pin-up paintings on the nose for bombshells. At the time that bombs were going off at Bikini Atoll, a French engineer was designing a two-piece bathing suit. He named it the Bikini.
Salt Trail, Installation View, 1999
"Salt Trail", an installation in a group show called "The Land, An Art Site", in Mountaineer, New Mexico. I created a 3' wide by 20' sea salt trail for participants to walk on with bare feet. There was a photo of an endless circle of salt back-lit by the sun, with text referencing the trail of tears.