After that experience I decided to take some time off. I had one piece that I showed seven times all over Detroit, called "Trance-missions" which was a self portrait series representing the journey from life to death that was displayed as an installation 50 by 60 inches on steel, three dimensional with six color xerox affectations surrounding the main image of birth.
The next project was called "Warriors of the Flesh," another serious of self portraits depicting my torso, nude with lipstick markings and double exposed with a stucko wall which created the texture of my skin. I consider that to be the beginning of Warrior Girl.
My photography in hindsite had become
my voice. It was a dark and frightened part of myself that I could not
verbalize just yet.
I began to paint as my only outlet,
and played in bands with my husband as an experiment. We ended up having
a number of bands inspired by Crash Worship ( a tribal drumming band),
Dead Can Dance (a more melodic gothic band) and we created a performance
project called Algiz, where we created ritual on stage and did scarification,
and really explored the darker sides of ourselves.