Enamel and wood stain on Masonite with various clear coats. From the detail you can see the differences of finish and lines cut into the surface.
This is a large version of the study I was talking about earlier, the woman observed walking up the subway stairs and the view she presented of her underwear clad crotch.
On the larger scale that sense of land forms starts to take hold. It becomes this image that engulfs you as you stand in front. Mountains, a crevasse between the sides sloping upward, looking from a distance over a ledge. Similarly to the way you might observe the subject. The subtlety and forms are what draws the content together; and the scale that pulls the viewer into that space.
This new work is mainly focused on thinking about the evolution of our culture and the beautiful relations to nature that flow just below the surface. Connecting our environment with our thinking with industrial materials.
This is an installation view of 3 studies. The two on the left are enamel on Masonite. The upskirt content was based on observation from being in the NYC subway. When I say observation I don’t mean creepy guy taking photos or mirrored shoes and such, not at all. Usually it’s accidental and a result of a of the subject’s decisions on what to wear out that day and their actions.They are only the subject because they offered themselves as one. The top left image was drawn from a woman walking up the stairs in front of me, literally it was just as I drew it. Though I waited to get upstairs and some distance form the subject.
After seeing this more and more over the past couple years I started thinking about what people are thinking when they choose what to wear out. I’m not judging good or bad but something has changed in our culture to either make something like this more acceptable or not as taboo. Being a product of many years of Catholic school where girls wore skirts and super protective of ever showing what I’ve seen it’s made me wonder.
The third painting on the right is drawn from another source which I discovered as I was doing research. There is a community out there on the internet of women not much younger then myself that regularly post pictures like this of themselves in there underwear. Again this got me thinking about culture and how it evolves and changes.