Other (2018)
oil on board
40×60 in.

Other, is a culmination of experiences. In the spring of 2016 a pregnate friend, offered to pose for me. After many sketches and photos I chose to concentrate on this one because I loved the way the shadow of the large money tree cascaded across her body and obscured her portrait. I began the piece in early 2017 while in residency in the Grand Canyon I was on the lookout for a suitable landscape that might serve for the backdrop. While there I began to realize just how much the land is entrenched in politics; a historical and contemporary battleground between preserving natural lands versus using them. This piece intends to question whether the human relationship with Earth is a symbiotic or parasitic one.