Animal Nature, New Canaan CT
Animals are a consistent theme in my work. This exhibit brought together newer paintings from the group Wild Life with earlier work, including the Fighting Animals series and sculpture based pieces.
Wild Life brings together elements of abstraction and detailed drawing. I wanted these images to feel both lifelike and pared down.
The amphibious and sea animals are a bridge between an older and newer style.
Fighting Animals looks at how interdependence conflicts with the desire for autonomy.
With the sculpture based animals I was looking at how it is inert materials can contain life and energy.