Under His Eye

Bordering on fantasy and surrealism, the Inclusion of multiple symbols in my paintings function as multifaceted narratives. As part of my recent practice I am striving to retain some mystery of prior oil paintings for the audience to decipher. These two aspects work in tandem as a “bait and catch” technique first drawing the viewer’s attention and then engaging them in a “create your own adventure” experience. Giving my audience an engaging story in which they are involved as a participant. This is an underlying theme in my art, create a narrative but leave something more for the imagination.  
"Under His Eye" is meant to be a controversial series documenting female experiences in pictorial metaphors. Thematically, my art centers on awareness of affliction, trauma, sexualization, mental illness, and oppression brought through by circumstance, environment, persecution, reprimand, abuse, neglect, and ostracization, and how girls evolve and thrive given their challenges. 

This series was created in 2021 as part of  studio practice approaching the second half of my MFA program at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This series is the first complete narrative series rooted in solid intentional theme. Deadlines, grants, mentorship and both sought and digested critique have proven instrumental in my progress.

Family Portrait

16"x20" oil on canvas

Family Portrait

The Whipping, on Top

30"x40" Acrylic and Oil on Canvas

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Away Went Jane and Sally

16"x20" oil on canvas

Away went Jane and Sally

Blessed Be the Fruit

24"x30" Oil on Canvas

Ugly Baby

24"x30" oil on canvas

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"Spectrum in the loset

16"x20" Acrylic and Oil on Canvas

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Southern Oracles

30"x36" oil on canvas

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Bath with Nessie

24"x30" Oil on Canvas

What Little Girls are Made Of

30"x36" oil on canvas

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8 is the perfect Age

30"x36" Acrylic and Oil on Canvas

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Only Child

24"x30" oil on canvas

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24"x30" Oil on Canvas