Sociopolitical, narrative, and psychological themes are predominant throughout my artwork. My primary media is photography, digital photomontage and paper collage. My artwork incorporates vintage appropriated imagery but the underlying editorial content points to contemporary issues even as it references the past. My series Roman Trumpe-l'œil is based on a series of photographs of 1st century Roman sculptures taken by photographer J. Schneider-Lengyel. Lengyel’s highly skilled use of chiaroscuro lighting captures the dimensionality and naturalism of Roman sculptures and the richly printed black and white photogravure bookplates are beautiful to behold. These tightly cropped photos of Roman sculptures were published in the 1945 book - “Roman Portraits - Phaidon Edition.” These bookplates were copied and then digitally merged with portraits of the Trump administration, members of his family, and people associated with the Trump administration. Roman Trompe-l'œil series mixes the photographic portrait with the monumental solidity of sculpted marble. These transformative images give the viewer some distance and a surreal viewpoint in which to consider the Trump administration apart from the daily steam of media images we are bombarded with. Oddly the gravity and humanism of the Roman portraits is transferred onto the Trump administration figures. This series reminds us that like it or not, Trump is now part of history and is a historical figure. Regardless of politics and anxiety over this administration, my work reminds us that like an ancient sculptures of powerful Roman leaders, Trump too will pass, into the past.