This portfolio develops from a visual metaphor emphasizing form, to a more solid realization of an abstract body. Themes include body image, gender identity, the male gaze, and violence; via self hate, and body editing. These themes are juxtaposed with rich ornamentation and a playful treatment of the surface by utilizing a mixed media approach.
In this digital gallery the viewer is able to catch a glimpse of my paintings and drawings in physical spaces to gauge the scale of my work. It also includes works in progress and candid photos of my studio.
This digital gallery showcases drawings and paintings produced by my students from various studio courses taught at different colleges in south east Michigan.