In this series of artworks entitled “Shared Spaces”, I am exploring the psychological dynamics of human relationships. I am trying to create an illustration of my subjects’ true relationships with each other, a visualization of their psychological reality. While these works are erotic at first glance, this project is not confined to exploring sexual relationships. While presented as nude figures, many of the works involve siblings, and parents and their children as counterpoints within the pictorial space. Often, I am focused on identifying a “Power Balance” that defines a relationship. Starting with two people close to me, I attempt to tune into the energy of their relationship to each other. By displaying their nude figures, stripped of their cultural armor (clothing, hair, tattoos, etc.) these couples are symbolically forced into small containers to arrange themselves as their deeper natures negotiate their comfort levels. The poses the characters assume expose the power dynamic between them.
Digital Artworks are executed on the iPad. Traditional media works are created with Acrylic on Paper, Canvas, Pencil on Paper, Pen on Paper. Created between 1992-2017