Recent Paintings

Description

Artist Statement

My large-scale paintings are narrations of my emotional struggles, which are represented as female figures wrapped in plastic. The veil of plastic serves two symbolic purposes: it signifies my attempt to mask my feelings of suffocation and entrapment and my suppression of those feelings. Using bright colors from a variety of limited palettes, I paint viscerally and aggressively to represent the conflict between my recurrent feelings of imprisonment and my carnal attractions. My paintings utilize both abstraction and representation. The resulting ambiguous imagery is suggestive rather than prescriptive, inviting the viewer to contemplate a variety of interpretations. Oil paint, is my favorite media because its fluid disposition facilitates a sensuous atmosphere in my paintings. My desire to represent and create objects is an important part of my identity and the cathartic process of painting helps me establish my place in the world.