This series examines the relationship between young carousel riders, the inanimate animals they cling to and the adult gaze as secondary (occasionally present in the painting). Artifice, the implied danger of the Wild, and the ambivalence of adults witnessing the fledgling child are themes of the Carousel series. Each of these works is between 11” x 14” and 16” x 20”, and created with acrylic, charcoal and pastel on board.
Tandem, explores points of psycho-physical intersection between mothers and children, and movement & the possibility of movement, particularly as it relates to the maternal touch. These paintings refer to the visual history of the Madonna & Child and the legend of Romulus & Remus. I am also interested in the unexpected meeting of conflicting archetypal female roles, and the celebration of a particularly feminine experience of intimacy. Each piece in this series is between 18” x 24” and 40” x 55”, painted with acrylic, charcoal and pastel on canvas.
What remains Wild despite and through varying levels of domestication and the unexpected or awkward angles of the body in movement, is explored In Animalia. These paintings range in size from 8” x 10” through 30” x 40”, and are made with acrylic, charcoal, and pastel on canvas or board.
The drawings in Still Life With Bananas explore a vivid color and form based experience of the expectation of corporeal and oral pleasure. Each piece is 6” x 6”, drawn with oil pastel and pencil on board.
Flying Man is a digital print series exploring the desire to Take Flight. Escapism. Abandonment. A flight of fancy. Loss of control and responsibility through the physical act of leaving a location, through sex and emotional upheaval. Print series are various sizes from 8” x 10” to 40” x 50”.