Obsession explores the inner thoughts we sometimes dare not display. The subjects allow us to delve deep into our conscience and engage with our feelings and emotions about what is not perhaps comfortable or encouraged. The sculptural forms express and hint at facets of sexual taboos which often stand outside of societies norm but which may dwell within all of us.
This piece was created as a subtle diatribe to raise awareness of AIDS / HIV.
"Wish you were here"is intentionally a confronting piece, created as a means of expression to represent the challenges faced by HIV/AIDS educators and advocates in fighting the spread of HIV and putting an end to the stigma associated with infection and living with HIV. It represents a desire to help people impacted, to stand alongside those affected, to reach out and touch those that are in trouble.
Shot over two days using only one drag queen. The subject takes the central position in his original form. Hands outstretched to encompass the many facets of his/her existence.
Inspired by the painting we all know, this piece follows the theme that the subjects were never known personally by any of us. The Last Supper presents a cadre of people from all walks of life, from many places who have the courage to present themselves as they are, who they are. As skeptics we still question those at the table. The subjects in this dramatic piece put in front of us the same question, who are we to judge others. What are they thinking, what are they telling us, what are our stereotypical positions? Are we to accept them as who they are, as we have accepted those that sat and dined together long before or do we symbolically tear off the layers of society’s pre-conceived notions and perceptions and draw our own conclusions.
For centuries artists have expressed emotion and beauty through the medium of paint. Paint angel explores and questions the idea of femininity through three layers; the voyeur, the canvas and the subject. Paint angel determines how much of her femininity she allows us to experience, prompting and encouraging the voyeur to dig deeper. The traditional colors provide the comfort we hold onto while letting our minds stretch. The canvas reminds us that whilst singularly dimensional, the paint angel is multi-dimensional and she is in control of what she wants us to know and view. Control of her medium empowers her and disenfranchises the onlooker.
A true kiss to me is silent poetry between lovers that is penned with an open soul, delivered with a tender heart, and sealed with a passionate embrace. It is freely given with hope and readily accepted with trust; offering love, passion and comfort. It entwines two people into an ephemeral moment that all too soon fades into the past, but will nevertheless strengthen future communion between them. It can be both an intensely private intimacy and an openly public declaration.
As a universal human expression, it transcends all barriers of ethnicity, nationality, gender, creed, class and sexuality. It strips all such corporeal trappings to uncover a poignantly bare simplicity that nonetheless can encompass two lives of unspoken words. Nobody should be barred by law or fear from exchanging such a gift with those they choose to share of themselves with, wherever or whenever they may choose to do so.