Size: 24"W x 36"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
This piece is part of a series inspired by my son. Because he is in the pre schematic age, when he makes drawings, they are abstract lines that only have meaning when he describes what they are. For this series, I take his line drawing and paint it on my own canvas and turn it into an abstract portrait. I reserve his description as the title to add multiple meanings to the pieces. Viewers find it interesting to look at them to see both what I have formed as well as to try to recognize his description in the line.
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.