Dolls and Identity:  Stare I & II
       
     
Ruminating
       
     
Do You Love Me Now?
       
     
Detail of Stare II
       
     
Sentimental Journey
       
     
The White-haired Girl
       
     
Maddie
       
     
Detail of Maddie
       
     
Dolls and Identity:  Stare I & II
       
     
Dolls and Identity: Stare I & II

Dolls and Identity taps into the expression of thoughts in the form of inanimate objects (anthropomorphism). I am creating a variety of works based on research and observation ranging from writings, idea drawings, paintings; exploring the subjects of identity (self image & representation), childhood - adulthood escapism, anxieties, object sentimentality, collecting as a habit, and subverting the stereotypical idea of the passive dolls. The “dolls” are situated in a non-narrative environment, the shapes are considered, the eyes are hollow, while they contemplate and confront the viewer.

Ruminating
       
     
Ruminating

Oil and acrylic on 24" x 24" on linen

Do You Love Me Now?
       
     
Do You Love Me Now?

Acrylic on 12"x12" painting panel

Detail of Stare II
       
     
Detail of Stare II
Sentimental Journey
       
     
Sentimental Journey

Oil and acrylic on 20"x30" painting panel

The White-haired Girl
       
     
The White-haired Girl

Oil and acrylic on 20"x24" linen

Maddie
       
     
Maddie

Oil and acrylic on 24"x36" canvas

Detail of Maddie
       
     
Detail of Maddie