Our society uses violent and sexually explicit messaging to sell products and political agendas. Advertisers, screenwriters, and politicians indiscriminately exploit war, terror, and sex for their own ends. All that is natural, beautiful, and intimate about the human body, sexuality, and the human condition is obscured by the hard-driving beat of surface illusion and manipulation that pervades our media and distorts our thinking. Yet, when artists, express the truth of human emotion, sexuality, or the horror of war, it is often labeled obscene by groups with a political or religious agenda. This exhibition is my reaction against this barrage that asks us to buy-in to whatever they're selling: jeans, Viagra, or the politics of war and power. I ask, "What does it mean to be human?"
Oil pigment on plaster on panel • 48 x 48
Oil pigment on plaster on panel • 48 x 48 each
Oil pigment on plaster on panel • 48 x 48 and 24 x 24
Oil pigment on plaster on board • 48 x 48 and 24 x 24
Oil pigment on plaster on panel • 24 x 24 ieach
Plaster and oil pigments • Site specific sculpture