(Kaaawa, HI USA)
The Day I Lost My Head, Oil on canvas, 43"x65"
For as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by a human body in its unclothed form. When painting my models, I mix traditional rendering techniques with abstract or surreal background content. The shapes and lines interact together to form a new, contemporary realm. Bodily distortions correspond with feelings of detachment and belonging, unnaturally tinted flesh tones help capture a specific mood, while surreal settings emphasize a sense of movement. In my eyes, the interplay of realistic and abstract elements, even if very subtle and minimal, gives a better sense of who we are in the modern world.