New Work Hallway Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA 8/2 - 8/28
My new paintings confront the notion of the icon.
Drawing from abstract religious signifiers such as the halo or circle of stars, I aim to make images that have the weight of icons without actually depicting a deity. The human forms are replaced with avian counterparts; Passenger can be seen as the martyr, while Bluebird w/halos recalls the Blessed Mother. Black Pigeon is the dove reversed, asserting its darkness with an even darker halo-form, which surrounds and overlaps the body.
Bluebird w/halos oil and enamel on canvas-wrapped panel, 10" x 8" 2012