"I WAS THINKING TO MYSELF IF I COULD EVER CRY AGAIN..."
Acrylic and Ink on Paper
60" x 60" x 1" framed
My recent animal head, self-portrait, and skull illustrations suggest the complicated existence of what lies behind an architectural mask. Delving into notions of family and loss, these life-sized ‘portraits’ of masks convey multiple levels of human emotion. These drawings are rendered to evoke a sense of comfort and domesticity through the use of fabric as covering, usually using southwestern style pattern work to resemble my childhood home, while others are presented in various states of disarray with architectural features broken down and de-constructed. These states of order and chaos are simultaneously present in each piece to convey vulnerability in the place I find most safe.