SurrenderOil on Canvas18in by 24in; FramedAvailable This painting is a continuation of an experiment to incorporate dance, human figures and cubist…
Created in 2008, “Pose” was inspired by the expression of dance. This piece was created after I came across a photo of my cousin, an extremely talented and professional dancer. I have always felt inspired and intrigued by dancers. As a visual person, I find dance even more captivating than listening to music and the collaboration of both is a fantastic form of expression.
I feel that dance directly relates to my style of artwork. A dancer’s strength and elegance is something that I enjoy incorporating into my work. We both strive to capture or use motion in different ways while expressing emotion. Although I am not a dancer, I feel a connection with how they communicate to their audience and how I communicate to mine. We both use movement with different instruments: the body and the elements of art. This piece was made to take that emotion expressed by the dancers’ pose and add visual energy exuding from each movement. The colors emphasize that energy of this regal pose and the carvings through thick texture give the painting depth and dimension.
Pose* was sold in 2009.
I have finished a commissioned painting based on Pose (Read more about Pose* HERE/ Shop Pose Painting Piece HERE) This piece was very fulfilling to create. I chose a different dancer/pose and incorporated some distinct textural materials. The client chose the original painting ‘Pose’ for me to work from but, also allowed me freedom to explore new elements within this piece. It has turned out to be one of my favorites. I think the metallic paints give it a special quality just like it’s sister painting ‘Pose’.