Nature Morte, 2018, 15" by 15", (oil on canvas)
A still life (also known by its French title, Nature Morte) is a piece that features an arrangement of inanimate objects as its subject. Nature Morte questions the traditional still life by depicting my own art pieces along with everyday objects to create a surreal environment, leaving the viewer left questioning if this is a still life.
The Holy Matrimony, 2018, left 38" by 24", right 15" by 30", (oil on wood panel, plaster and silicon)
In this series I tear down the preconceptions we have about the human body. Introducing a dehumanizing perspective on how we view our flesh and bones; maneuvering a person out of their comfort zone to experience vulnerability, giving themselves the opportunity to be impacted. The dualities of love and suffering, danger and protection, life and death and the human need for understanding are the universal themes in everyday life. When dissolving the human form to flesh viewers are invited to connect with their own bodies in a different way, giving ourselves the opportunity to connect with others around us and a reminder that we are all alike.