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Figurative Painting 2

These figurative paintings consist of multiple canvases, usually three canvases, that hang from the wall onto the floor and are large shaped constructed pieces. These paintings are an attempt to move away from the confines of the square and rectangle of traditional painting into an area occupied by the viewer.  

"Desperation"

Oil on Canvas

10' X 6'

 

This painting was produced after experiencing a difficult period in my life where I wanted to escape and hide my face from the outside world due to my frustration.

"Do You Like What You See?"

Oil on Canvas

10' X 6'

What makes us attracted to someone? That is the question I wanted to address in this painting. The unknown mechanism that determines who we are attracted to.

"Ain't I Pretty"

Oil on Canvas

10' X 6'

 

The statement about this painting is that I wanted to express the human figure not as a model of perfection but as one with all its problems and difficulties.

"Silenced"

Oil on Canvas

10' X 6'

 

What it means to no longer have a voice, to be unable to speak out.

"Inhumanity"

Oil on Canvas

9' X 4.5'

 

 

The idea for this painting came about after investigating the organization BLM (Black Lives Matter).  It was painted to express my feelings about the organization and movement.

"Escape"

Oil on Canvas

10' X 6'

 

This is another painting from my escape series.  A look at how we "pigeonhole" people and place them in little self-contained boxes.

" The Pedophile"

Oil on Canvas

10' X 6'

 

The shame of someone who realizes their actions caused irreversible damage to another.  I wanted to take a difficult subject matter and publicly expose it in a painting.

“I Don't Like It When It Gets Dark"

Oil on Canvas

10' X 6'

 

As a young child, I was always afraid of the dark for I never knew what evil the night brought.  This is an attempt to capture that fear.

"Please Don't Touch Me"

Oil on Canvas w/ Object

10' X 6'

 

A depiction of the abuse some children encounter during their early years.

"Death Is So Near I Can Feel It"

Oil on Canvas

10' X 6'

 

There are times when you feel a cold gust of air brush up against you and you realize it is something ominous.  Possibly a feeling of death.

"Bitch"

Oil on Canvas

10' X 6'

 

The pose in this painting struck me as one of attitude.  Therefore, the title of the painting.

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