Breakfast with the best friend.
Documentation of life snippets in April.
Anonymous asked: Are you wearing a mask in the pedestal photos or is it just really intense light? I'm curious!
I was actually wearing white face makeup as a reference to Pierrot, a character from the Commedia Dell’arte style of 16th century Italian theater. He represented the outsider which fit with the alienation of identity I was exploring with the work. Thank you for the question!
Intimate vs. Alien
Self-portraits depicting cultural hybridity and the alienation that comes with the need to label oneself.
Lady of Syrius (process)
This ongoing series explores the dark parts of the internet where real-time footage of war crimes are being uploaded and are uncensored and available for anyone to see. Interestingly, in Western culture we censor minor body parts and make a spectacle about nonsense while we become desensitized to real events. What happens to a body in other countries of war? It becomes an object, and the human element is deteriorated. Dehumanization becomes even more abstract through a screen, and I explored this notion of dehumanization by taking a still from a gruesome clip and abstracting the face, the actual person who used to be in the flesh.
update: I’m working with these ideas in oil painting as of lately, seeing how this translates through a more expressive medium.