People's Choice and Award Show Recipient
(Lubbock, TX USA)
Loss (Marc), Pastel on paper, coated in epoxy resin, 92"x51"
My drawings testify to the trauma, trial, and marvel of embodiment. Skin is one's means of intimacy, but circumscribes the body's essential [al]oneness. Its edge is grounding and self-estranging. I draw these lines around the body in chalk pastel. Fossilized in epoxy resin, the body is illuminated and camouflaged at once. The figures' isolation and the fugitive mark of the pastel query notions of intimacy, and both the indomitability and vulnerability of skin. In their nakedness, the person concedes to their body, to its shape, and to its visibility.