Artwork > Embraces


Verse
Mixed media on canvas
46.5 x 78 inches
2016
Spring lovers
Mixed media on canvas
12 x 16 inches
2017
Season
Mixed media on canvas
20 x 26 inches
2017
Elegy
Mixed media on polypropylene
22.75 x 47.25 inches
2017
Crossroads
Mixed media on panel
48.5 x 83 inches
2016
Flower beds
Mixed media on canvas
12 x 16 inches
2017
Cages and songs
Mixed media on stretched fabric
13.5 x 26.5 inches
2017
Embraces
20.5 x 32.75 inches
Mixed media on panel
2017
Tailwinds
Mixed media on canvas
24 x 24 inches
2018
Blossoms
Mixed media on canvas
29.5 x 29.5 inches
2017
Rites and Earth
Mixed media on canvas
35 x 60 inches
2017
Position
24 x 29.75 inches
2017
Between themselves
Mixed media on canvas
48 x 72 inches
2016

The Embraces series focuses on the male figure as a catalyst for a conversation on the crossroads of my own sexual identity, patriarchy within American culture, and gender representation. Using magazine images cut out from erotica and periodicals, I move images from their original context and place them in a layered and patterned abstract field. I am interested in challenging the viewer’s perception while allowing them to fill in narratives of their own. The surface is treated as an object with paint used to reshape, redefine, and sometimes obscure the various images.