Artist Statement

I like to call these paintings psychological self portraits, each of which is a composite of information based loosely on characters in George Bataille's the Story Of The Eye and The Blue Of Noon. They are the vehicles used to worm their way inside the skin, so to speak, and move beyond the image in the mirror, hooking into something more base and primal: The provocative nature of the gaze: raw, sensual, and vulnerable.
Blurring the line between object and subject we engage in acts of “looking." We look whether we find the object beautiful or disturbing.