"Butt Ends" (selection of works from open-ended series) — This series is part of an on-going exploration into the aesthetic of cigarettes and cigarette butts.
"Untitled Body Drawings" (series) — After studying the work of Lucien Freud, I became intrigued by the beauty of his grotesque and seemingly disfiguring portrayal of his subjects. They exuded a sense of humanity far beyond realism. I began working with a single model over the course of a two-week span and produced this set of drawings.
"Tooth and Jaw" (series) — This series began with intense anatomical study and life drawing, and developed after an excruciating episode of pain caused by the emergence of my Wisdom Teeth. I began by first constructing a miniature skeletal model out of clay and then began creating a series of tableauxs with dentistry equipment. The series of images resulted from that exploration.
"Statua Genitale" (series of drawings and video) — After a trip to the Royal Ontario Museum, in the spring of 2011, I overheard a conversation between a group of people looking at the various Greek and Roman sculptures who giggled and remarked as if offended by the inclusion of genitalia on some of the sculptures — although many of the sculptures had been damaged or defaced over the course of a millennia, and much of the genitalia had been lost. I found their bashfulness and disgust perplexing, and so I began contemplating less offensive alternatives and created a short animated video showing my various substitutions.
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