Size: 36"W x 24"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2017
My son made a drawing in school in response to reading the Dr. Seuss story "The Sneetches." The story is often used to explain "tolerance" to children with an overarching theme that we are all akin to each other in some way and should be inclusive and cooperative regardless of others appearance. When I replicated his drawing on canvas, I didn't alter too much of his original drawing except adding emphasis through color. Though it can be argued that "The Sneetches" is outdated (written in 1952) I feel like this piece speaks a great deal about our society and serves as a conversation piece
Each piece has a story for me; whether it is a story that is the basis for my expression or a story that is realized through my relationship with the creation process of my painting. My work tends to deal with relationships, awkward characters, and spirits, all while focusing on things that are overlooked: the underlying character. I also am interested in exploring expectations of women, both in life and in art, and creating an unexpected or uncomfortable reaction from the viewer. My favorite mediums are oil paints, watercolor, ceramics, and fabric.