"Intimacy is one
of our greatest desires - to fully share oneself with one another. Connection. To be seen,
recognized. Much of my work acknowledges the existence of the hidden - the inner process.
The soul. Our true wealth. The source of our path in life - aversions, passions, failings
"I love faces and
figures, yet it's the subject's inner space that interests me. This work invites the
viewer to connect with the subject in her contemplation, to slow down and just be."
realms can be effortless - whether it's stopping to take a conscious breath in the middle
of the daily routine or intentionally sitting to meditate or pray. My hope is that the
viewer is drawn into contact with a deeper, quieter sense of self - if only for a
Highly involved with her native East Bay, California community, Ms.
Madden has exhibited at City of Oakland, State of California, Craft & Cultural Arts
Center, The Art of Living Black, Richmond Art Center, and at ProArts Gallery, Oakland, CA.
In addition she has participated in nationally recognized venues such as the Studio
Museum in Harlem, New York.