I first came across the word ‘Ovo’ during the Cirque du Soleil production of Ovo where a foreigner enters the... Read More
I first came across the word ‘Ovo’ during the Cirque du Soleil production of Ovo where a foreigner enters the world of insects carrying a large egg or ‘ovo’ in Portuguese.
When I imagined the current series of paintings focusing on the mensural cycle, pregnancy and motherhood, the first image that came to mind was that of Ovo - this painting, though it was not the first one in the series that I painted.
‘Ovo’ was inspired by ovulation - when a follicle has matured and is released from the ovaries. The colors of this painting are warm, like ripe fruit. The background is a subtle gradation of pink in thinking about the tender internal membranes. The matte foreground of curves nestles the egg which in contrast is glossy and bright, taking center stage.
'Ovo' was one of three paintings to be featured at Series an Online Exhibition curated by Casey Lesser, at Site: Brooklyn Gallery in 2022.
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