States of Being

States of Being consists of life-sized paintings and drawings that explore how seeing another individual is a both a mediated and visceral experience. And, this work is about painting living beings inhabiting their bodies—to show that all are the same in the fact of embodiment. View the call for models.

“States of Being” is a direct evolution from my ongoing Self-PortraitBra-Portrait projects. Both center on the conflict between personal, embodied experience and external cultural perceptions.

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States of Being Live

States of Being Live is a social practice wherein I create life-size, full body life drawings of volunteers. Each portrait takes 20 minutes to make, and all portraits are made on a single large matrix. Later portraits layer over previous, creating an un-premeditated, abstract whole in which individuals are recognizable.

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