I wanted to take a moment to explain some of my thoughts for the series I've been working on the past month or so. Becoming Human Again is an exploration into what being a human really means. A lot of the time these days, we're preoccupied by buzzing gadgets, status updates, and a plethora of other disconnecting distractions. Losing focus on how people are really feeling and what they may be going through.
Not painting hair was something that I decided early on in this series. It's not because I mind painting hair and eye lashes/brows, it's because I feel that hair becomes a distraction to emotion. Hair also puts a concrete sexuality to the figure. I removed any kind of gender connotations that may arise when viewing an emotion, presenting emotions in their raw form.
The fleeting forms of my figures help convey the nature of our feelings. Coming on with crystal clear intensity one second, and gone the next. While others harbor deep inside of us causing a constant flux of internal change.
I'm still adding to this series and I'm currently working on a 30"x40" piece. I'll continue to add my thoughts to this series as I add more paintings.