Artwork > Figurative

Oils on Arches paper

The common aspect of most of my figurative pieces is a resistance of the images to easy identification. Most are isolated, ambiguous figures without any obvious narrative, except what might be found in the title. Figurative art often begins with a negative expression, signaling something's not right in the moment. Mine is no different.
Right now, we are being taken culturally into a way of living where emotional abuse and destruction of human dignity are being normalized, too often in the name of religious values. It is the same weapon once used to separate us by skin-color, to criminalize persons who married a person of the same gender; and which erects barriers for transgender youths trying to cope with the trauma caused by those too willing to stigmatize.