My most recent body of work is a study about my exploration of masculinity, femininity and sexuality using the language of the body as a key component to the representation and expression of these concepts. I’m specifically interested in where the lines between masculine and feminine, male or female, gay and straight blur and where, or if, they become definitive. For example, the line between sexes in childbearing, or the line between sexuality in the very masculine and aggressive physical sports. I’ve chosen oil painting for my method because of the materials relationship to the depiction of the body, the painter-painting relationship, and the way compositional, formal and technical elements express themselves to the viewer. I hope my work achieves at first invitation through empathetic aesthetics and then secondly contemplation about mending the social division between the male and female, masculinity and femininity, gay and straight in todays society.
b. 1988, Ft Wainswright, Alaska
Lives and works in Walla Walla, Wa