Portfolio > Painting 1990's

grapes
1990
milk
Oil on wood
48 inches x 37 inches
1999
strawberry mouth
acrylic on canvas
12 inches x 8 inches
1997
Twinkie
acrylic on wood
48 inches x 37 inches
1997
cleaning house
acrylic on wood
48 inches x 37 inches
1998
spider love
acrylic on canvas
40 inches x 36 inches
1996
candy
acrylic on wood
48 inches x 37 inches
1997
phone
1996
bath
1992
corn
Acrylic on wood
1992

These paintings are about love and how intimacy, desire, fantasy and addiction express themselves through the Body. Delving into the psychology of love; I juxtaposed images of food and objects, with the figure. These symbols explore objectification and hint at surrealistic dreams of hunger or nourishment.
Love objects can be bitten, skewered, poked; they are sweet, savory, nourishing and poisonous. They are useful and decorative; ignored and manipulated. Though the subject matter may be romanticized, there is the subtlety of holding the breath; these are moments that have past, memories brought to the surface for fantasizing about. The bright palette of rainbow colors reflects the numerous unique perspectives of love. Some of the content which is investigated: the shock of rejection, the perverse satisfaction of unrequited love, forms of abandonment (including abandon), self- love and hate, and child abuse. In these works I sought to dissipate fear and longing for things to be other than how they are. I believe hate is caused by fear. It is a poison to the system which, at the same time, brings revelation to the mind; in so doing, it is a great teacher and an enemy that cannot be ignored when encountered.