Widows (2019)

For this series, I wanted to capture the end of tragedy becoming the birth of opportunity. The dark, curving silhouettes of the shapes simultaneously suggest poses of mourning and despair as much as of celebration and sensuality.

In these simple paintings I tried to bring together the many strands of art that I admire, including the work of modernist pioneers like Matisse and Miró, the ornamental compositions of medieval illumination, and the calligraphic elegance of Islamic art.

Three of the paintings are now available as prints.

The Ninth Widow (2019)
The Ninth Widow (2019), 48 x 60″, flashe on canvas
The Seventh Widow (2019)
The Seventh Widow (2019), 48 x 60″, flashe on canvas
The Fifth Widow (2019)
The Fifth Widow (2019), 48 x 60″, flashe on canvas
The Third Widow (2019)
The Third Widow (2019), 48 x 60″, flashe on canvas
The First Widow (2019)
The First Widow (2019), 48 x 60″, flashe on canvas
The Eighth Widow (2019)
The Eighth Widow (2019), 48 x 60″, flashe on canvas
The Sixth Widow (2019)
The Sixth Widow (2019), 48 x 60″, flashe on canvas
The Fourth Widow (2019)
The Fourth Widow (2019), 48 x 60″, flashe on canvas
The Second Widow (2019)
The Second Widow (2019), 48 x 60″, flashe on canvas