Paintings > Storytelling

Inscribed within the layers of paint is a quote from Sylvia Plath's journal, "there is so much hurt in this game of searching for a mate, of testing, trying and you realize suddenly that you forgot it was a game, and turn away in tears."

Much of our experiments in dating speak to me as if we are rehearsing lines for a play, testing them to discover what reaches the audience best. There are masks and identities and costumes and ceremonial dances. What would happen if these games didn't exist?

The Invention of Love
The Invention of Love
mixed media on canvas
2000