He Series  - 16" x 20" Oil on canvas - 2008 - 2014

”He" series (2014 - 2008) is a series of twelve self- portraits. The series came about in 2008, after the execution of the first “He” a response to an intense relationship that ended that year.  With this body of work I literally dug into the canvas with a razor blade uncovering years of tamed emotions. This resulted in a presentation of the lone figure of heads portrayed in a very sadistic manner. These works are meant to be felt and absorbed primarily because they deal with the issue of rage and despair resulting from crisis at the time of their creation.