The final artwork is comprised of two paintings: a painting on glass that overlays a painting on canvas. Layers of paint on the reverse side of the glass overlay give an opaque “color block” finish around a negative spacing that allows the viewer to see t
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ABOUT THE WORK
This artwork is a part of a series titled “Selfless in a Selfie World.” I juxtapose the prevailing narcissism in... Read More
This artwork is a part of a series titled “Selfless in a Selfie World.” I juxtapose the prevailing narcissism in social media - made of ostentation, mass consumerism and selfies everywhere - with real world adversities truly needing our attention.
To create this contrast, I symbolize our social media plagued society (lips) against the painted imagery of others without technology, in need of a channel to call for help. With each artwork, the viewer looks through a painted overlay that takes on the role of a social media “filter” in fine art form.
In order to photograph the imagery needed to incorporate into this work, I traveled to remote villages in East Africa entrenched in poverty. There I met disabled school children, orphans and those facing life threatening circumstances. The resulting artwork is an invitation to action, to look beyond oneself, with the very act of viewing the art as already bringing the goal to life.
I use art as a medium to reflect our times, generate awareness, and ultimately raise the collective consciousness of society.
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