We’re All Alike is an installation of a series of 24 charcoal drawings (22 x 27 inches each approximately) exploring these similitudes we all share through portraiture. Inspired by the tradition of Gold Glass Roman Medallions portraying noted persons such as kings, queens and the wealthy, this series takes the simplicity of the work itself presenting the traditional bust of the individual over a black background allowing the power of his/her personality to emerge.
We’re All Alike takes this tradition to a contemporary display of common men and women through the most basic, intimate and important medium in Visual Arts. Labels of race, gender, sexual orientation and social status don't interfere within this body of work. The similarities all people share are the foundation of this art installation.
We're All Alike will be on view at the Artfields 2018 Competition in Lake City, South Carolina from April 20th to 28th at The ROB. 245 S. Church St, Lake City, SC 29560
DECIPHERInstallation Decipher means translate from code, or more generally, to figure it out. Sometimes images include signs or icons that we cannot identify or that seem out of place. To be able to discover someone’s essence look at their eyes, and you will find it. Decipher is an installation of 12 oil paintings on aluminum panels 8 x 8 inches each that are part of the project Decoding the Purity of an Icon. This installation seeks to uncover the purity of a woman’s soul through the light and expressivity of their eyes.An individual's thoughts and feelings can be discovered by looking into his or her eyes. The great Roman philosopher Cicero said, "The face is a picture of the mind as the eyes are its interpreter." In Matthew the bible uncovers that, "The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how g…