Artwork Archive > 2011/12 Lovenotes/LaVie

This cycle of small works from 2011/12 is a personal, intimate, prolonged meditation on the nature of love, eroticism, growth, loss, memory, image, identity and myth. They continue the explicit concern with hybridity, mutation, transformation, and border central to my oeuvre, and the botanic/arboreal motifs oscillate between symbolizing growth and decay, life and death, hope and dread, collapse and utopia.

Using photographs of my girlfriend and myself as source material for the work was of way for me to interrogate the idea of a border between public and private space and brought up lots of issues in critical discourse surrounding voyeurism, power dynamics, "the gaze" etc, works to subvert these, and considers how they relate to memory, narrative, identity, and fantasy. The "no-spaces" of these works creates a problematized, and poignantly contemporary, vantage point from which to examine my own deeply embedded psycho-mythologies of love and art, and the timeless mystery of the human experience of love and longing.

botanical organic branches erotic contemporary figure drawing pencil on wood
graphite on maple
10 x 10 inches
2011
botanical organic branches erotic contemporary figure drawing pencil on wood
graphite on maple
10 x 10 inches
2011
botanical organic branches erotic contemporary figure drawing pencil on wood
graphite on maple
10 x 10 inches
2011
botanical organic branches erotic contemporary figure drawing pencil on wood
graphite on maple
10 x 10 inches
2011
botanical organic branches erotic contemporary figure drawing pencil on wood
graphite on maple
10 x 10 inches
2011
botanical organic branches erotic contemporary figure drawing pencil on wood
graphite on maple
10 x 10 inches
2011
botanical organic branches erotic contemporary figure drawing pencil on wood
graphite on maple
21.5 x 7 inches
2011
botanical organic branches erotic contemporary figure drawing pencil on wood
graphite on maple
7 x 10.5 inches
2011
botanical organic branches erotic contemporary figure drawing pencil on wood
graphite on maple
7 x 10 inches
2011
botanical organic branches erotic contemporary figure drawing pencil on wood
graphite on maple
10 x 12 inches
2011
botanical organic branches erotic contemporary figure drawing pencil on wood
graphite on maple
12 x 10 inches
2011
botanical organic branches erotic contemporary figure drawing pencil on wood
graphite on maple
10 x 12 inches
2011
botanical organic branches erotic contemporary figure drawing pencil on wood
graphite on maple
12 x 10 inches
2011
botanical organic branches erotic contemporary figure drawing pencil on wood
graphite on maple
7 x 7 inches
2011
LoveNotes 15
graphite on maple
7 x 7 inches
2011
botanical organic branches erotic contemporary figure drawing pencil on wood
graphite on maple
7 x 7 inches
2011
botanical organic branches erotic contemporary figure drawing pencil on wood
graphite on maple
7 x 7 inches
2011
botanical organic branches erotic contemporary figure drawing pencil on wood
graphite on maple
7 x 7 inches
2011
botanical organic branches erotic contemporary figure drawing pencil on wood
graphite on maple
7 x 7 inches
2011
La Vie pt 1
oil, graphite on canvas
10 x 10 inches
2012
La Vie pt 2
oil, graphite on canvas
10 x 10 inches
2012
La Vie pt 3
oil, graphite on canvas
10 x 10 inches
2012
La Vie pt 4
oil, graphite on canvas
10 x 10 inches
2012
La Vie pt 5
oil, graphite on canvas
10 x 10 inches
2012
La Vie pt 6
oil, graphite on canvas
10 x 10 inches
2012
La Vie pt 7
oil, graphite on canvas
9 x 12 inches
2012
La Vie pt 8
oil, graphite on canvas
9 x 12 inches
2012
La Vie pt 9
oil, graphite on canvas
9 x 12 inches
2012
La Vie pt 10
oil, graphite on canvas
10 x 10 iinches
2012
La Vie pt 11
oil, graphite on canvas
10 x 10 iinches
2012
La Vie pt 12
oil, graphite on canvas
10 x 10 iinches
2012
La Vie pt 13
oil, graphite on canvas
10 x 10 iinches
2012
La Vie pt 14
oil, graphite on canvas
8 x 10 inches
2012
La Vie pt 15
oil, graphite on canvas
8 x 10 inches
2012