Angel of Darkness and Light, Mixed media-Drawn and painted directly on gallery wall
This piece now exists only in documentation as it was erased at the end of the exhibition
Angel of Light
Angel of Light (detail)
Installation view, Guard and Prisoner, ceiling to floor Acrylicand Graphite on Canvas panels 14' high
Guard, Installation View
I incorporate mistakes as I work to show process and include vulnerability
Prisoner, Installation View
Genet depicts his prisoners as heroes. This was inspired by a scene from "The Theif's Journal" where one prisoner sees another's chains turn to a garland of flowers
Self Portrait with Jean Genet
Inspired by an Image from Genet's film, "Un Chant d'Amour" of prisoners sharing cigarette smoke though a wall. I await inspiration from the master
His writing and film work contain such powerful imagery that he plays a major role in creating and depicting gay identity throughout recent history
Self Portrait, Receptive. I attempt to connect with those who have gone before by immersing myself in their writings, journals and biographies as I paint and draw from the imagery that comes to mind as I study.
This installation needed some dynamic imagery to counter the static diptychs that were created in the studio. This mural was done in the gallery during open hours, with canvas, stapled to the walls to "catch" some of the drawing.
I like to work directly in the space. This tailors the work to the space itself creating a unique, temporal event and an opportunity to interact directly with the public.