Oil on canvas
My oil paintings represent water as a complex, moving natural element that works in harmony with the human figure. I employed the smooth, luminescent quality of the oil paint to create deep chiaroscuro and explore the movement of water. I used this sense of movement and its complex reflective quality to mirror water’s natural ebb and flow. The relationship between air and water is powerful and transcendent as they fight against each other, replicating the difficulty of finding an identity.
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