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"Two figures"
A group of 18 oil paintings on paper, 2011-2012. Selected images.

A few years ago I began to make work that showed two figures together. This was a challenge because my subjects were usually lone figures often in a state of crisis: their overt emotion and antic gestures suggested an existential struggle. So, the challenge was: if two figures are together, then why are they together, what are they doing, who are they? These paintings are some of the answers to these questions.

I have always wanted my art to show what it feels like to live in the world at this time and place. To that end these paintings can be seen as metaphors of shared vulnerability. The people in these pictures help each other; they struggle, fear, and hope together.

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"DISAMBULATION"
Oil on paper, 30" X 22", 2011

 

"ONE SOCK"
Oil on paper, 30" X 22", 2011

 

"BETTER IDEA"
Oil and graphite on paper, 30" X 22", 2012

 

"STIGMATA"
Oil on paper, 30" X 22", 2012

 

"TWO"
Oil on paper, 30" X 22", 2012

 

"WITHER"
Oil on paper, 30" X 22", 2012

 

"WRONG MOVE"
Oil on paper, 30" X 22", 2012

 

"RPECIOUS TIME"
Oil on paper, 30" X 22", 2011

 

"THE SLOW DOWN"
Oil on paper, 30" X 22", 2012

 

"NOTHING WORKS"
Oil on paper, 30" X 22", 2012

 

"HAND"
Oil on paper, 30" X 22", 2012

 

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