Portfolios > Spheres 2009

In Dreamlands and Horror States, I am interested in depicting states of mind through “creating” living structures. The Dreamlands and Horror States are spheres made of human flesh with senses and functioning within themselves. The human flesh is fragmented, abstracted, fused together into a ball, a cluster of cells; thinking and feeling tissue that multiplies, thrives, survives, attacks itself and deteriorates all in one.
Dreamlands reflect utopian states, ideal worlds, and beautifully-functioning structures in perfect harmony. At the same time, there are hints towards an under-layer of stagnancy and lack of development. I am interested in exploring the thin line between harmony and horror, how one is a hair away from the other. The States of Horror explore dystopian states, uneasy structures of dysfunctional relationships to others, and mostly to oneself. I am interested in shifts of form, in form misplaced or depicted as functioning in an unexpected way.

Sphere 3, Fear
Oil on canvas
29”/46”
2009
Sphere 5, Curious
Oil on canvas
36”/56”
2009
Sphere 1, Fair
Oil on canvas
26”/28”
2008
Sphere 8, Gaze
Oil on canvas
46”/54”
2009
Sphere 2, Dark Chris
Oil on canvas
22”/27”
2009
Sphere 7, Pain
Oil on canvas
30”/34”
2009
Sphere 6, Desire
Oil on canvas
42”/66”
2009
Sphere 9, Chris
Egg tempera on paper
14”/17.5”
2009
Sphere 4, Tenderness II
egg tempera on paper
14"X 17.5"
2009
Sphere 4, Tenderness
Egg tempera on paper
14”/17.5”
2009
Sphere 2, Winter
Egg tempera on paper
14”/17.5”
2009