Hands Off My Money, oil and collage on canvas, 36" x 36", 2015.
Circle of Life, acrylic and collage on canvas, 60" x 48", 2013. A mandala is a traditional Tibetan art form. Pictures from the artist's life swirl around the center as the artist portrays herself as a tiger. This mandala contains images of the artist since her youth to recent images with her family and the family of her husband. The image convey the artist's thoughts about the cycles and passages of life.
Bronde Girl Matter, oil on canvas, 36" x 36", 2014. In 2013, the young Maria was found in Greece with her adoptive Gypsy family. It soon was assumed that Maria was kidnapped. Her adoptive parents were arrested due to their dark features that the police thought they could not have a blonde daughter. It became a huge international story.
After more than a month of international reports and attention, the authority found out that Maria’s birth parents were also gypsy. Maria's mother gave her to her adoptive parents. This news grabbed extreme amount of attention, while hundreds of children were abducted with little attention. I painted Maria in the center surrounded by some of the media stories and pictures of many other missing children which did not get such media coverage.