One of 12 drawings from my M.A. art thesis “brokenFixed.” You can read the philosophical part of the thesis here.
The second version of “Broken” and “Fixed” self-portraits I created as a part of my graduate art research. These two paintings are the creative bridge between my first self-portraits and the ink drawings I created for my m.a. art exhibition. I intentionally departed from the traditional representation of likeness in a search for a more abstract representation of a self.
Double portrait about racial identity.
My first large ink drawings. “Narcissus” is a commentary on the narcissism inherent in all self-portraits. “Chöd” is inspired by the Buddhist meditation of impermanence and death. I created both drawings from the digital photographs — I had a plastic skull in my studio at the time. I’m not sure if “Chöd” by itself reads as a vanitas without the characteristic symbols of pleasure, but it was created as a mix of western and eastern influences, and it is a companion image to “Narcissus.”
Six stages of the process in creating a painting.