"If I were a man, I would be more susceptible to being targeted as a criminal."
oil on panel
My current paintings are from the series, Portrait of a Man. In this work, I explore gender and how our lives are constructed around those expectation. I paint female subjects as a male version of themselves, and interview each woman about how her life would be different as a man. I am interested in this concept because I think there is a disconnect between male and female lived experience. Yet, somewhere in that middle ground, there is a place where we can better understand each other.