Posts Tagged ‘oil painting’

Confetti

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

First piece for the new year. spontaneous, no pre designed sketching.

confetti

Just a Dream

Friday, November 19th, 2010

I started this piece months ago, I almost gave up on her she was so oppositional, but this morning, finally she relented 😀

Just a Dream on the Easel

Twirl

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

twirl

She turned a blind eye: Fight Club Girl

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

She turned a Blind Eye

Are you wondering about the images of Fight Club Girls? here is a bit of an explanation for how the work germinated:

The series is called Fight Club girls and the ideas come from the movie/book as well as my earlier work about alter egos and duo personalities, its also about the human condition, the sublime, beauty in chaos and its sort of a feminist transgression.

Sheerly Avni writes about Fight CLub the Movie:

The David Fincher/Chuck Palahniuk venture was one of the most controversial statements of masculinity of the last decade. Ed Norton plays a disenchanted everyman, drowning in his IKEA catalogue and searching for meaning wherever he might find it. He first tries support groups (testicular cancer, malignant lymphoma, emphysema), and then enjoys the company of his idealized alter-ego, Tyler Durdon (Brad Pitt). A handsome, insouciant tough guy, Pitt introduces Norton to an underground world where men beat each other to a pulp for fun and camaraderie. It’s a man’s movie, supposedly, so why did I think it was the best feminist statement of the 90s? Maybe because it was time to watch a man learn what women have always known: That living a life defined by home furnishings, fashion, commercialized domesticity and constant messages about how your body should look can literally drive you batty.

I also like the idea of healing being trans-formative and visually the bruises, segmented as just fields of color can be pretty. The author of Fight club writes this:

partly inspired from his own experience of getting into a fistfight during a weekend camping trip. “They just beat the crap out of me,” he says of the men he fought. “My face was so bashed and so horrible-looking. It was blacked-out for three months. And it just slowly changed colors before it got back to being a white person’s face. And the whole time, no one at work acknowledged it.”

where the author says, no one at work acknowledged it, interests me and I am not sure why, its something I have to figure out still.

Also, since Fight Club, the movie is about the politics of masculinity ( https://www.henryagiroux.com/online_articles/fight_club.htm ) I wonder what it means when the tables are turned and the Fight Club members are women.

So, I’ve really only distilled some ideas down to images that relate to some convoluted and complicated ideas stemming from the movie/book Fight CLub and informed by my previous works on alter egos and duo personalities. I readily admit, the ideas aren’t entirely thought out and the paintings are intuitive.

MIghty Mary

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Mighty Mary’s ego hurt more than the bruises.

Mighty Mary's ego hurt more than the bruises

finally some painting time. Prints of this painting available on etsy.

Deliberate Levitation

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

deliberate levitation

I have been on painting hiatus for a couple of weeks, eep eerie feeling, glad to have paint brush back in hand. This piece sat around for a couple of months, being very difficult, not telling me which way to go. Finally, no resistance. and boom, done in no time at all.

When I was in elementary school, friends and I use to play a levitation game where six people would get on either side of a person in the middle laying on the ground and then put their hands underneath the person to lift them in the air. We all were suppose to think “your as light as a feather” over and over. Including the person being lifted.

I have often thought how lovely it would be to think, I’m as light as feather and feel myself floating, free from the weight of the body and free from the weight of sadness. I suppose, some people with extraordinary meditation skills, may feel something like this.

Fight Club Girl: Fire Crotch

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Fight Club Girl: Fire Crotch

I documented the process through most of this piece, but the approach was different than I usually do, so I don’t think I will be able to share the process, epecially towards the end where much of the decision making was intuitive.

Will allow this to dry then a bit more glazing and details.

Valentine, I’m stuck on You

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Valentine, I'm stuck on you, por vida

I’m not Clowning Around Valentine, Be Mine!

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

valentine clown

see this piece in person at La Luz de Jesus group show in March, everything But the Kitsch n Sync

Love Bug

Monday, January 11th, 2010

lovebug

The love bug is a fruit and leaf mimic. It is camouflaged until it opens it eyes and flies off its perch. Once bitten, smitten, love is irreversible.