Things Feel Things
The idea that "Things Feel Things" is extrapolated from a longstanding philosophical tradition that emphasizes becoming and changing over static being. Alas, inanimate things engaging in some type of feeling is not a mainstream notion of how things interact. Regardless, I also attached reflective Mylar in the shape of a fig leaf and Ace bandages to this canvas. If fig leaves are designed to hide sensitive parts from view and bandages are for support during times of duress, then my uses of these devises are as a symbolic harbinger. Hence, I devised this painting to reveal a fragile idea during the height of a Material Culture that’s been constructed by Capitalists to alienate people from each other and the things we consume.
In this piece I painted the portraits of Marina Abromovic and myself. I cut-out the inside of the portraits allowing them to fall behind the outlines, and then affixed the faces to the back of the paper. Then, I filled the holes with reflective Mylar. I wrote my thoughts on this matter below these two peculiar face types.
50-50 Tongue & Groovin' It
This piece is comprised of two portraits of Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, joined together by the tongue and groove method. Jackson is depicted in his police mug shot, and then years later, in a movie still where he starred as a police officer. An intrapersonal piece was created by literally cutting, splicing, linking and connecting the two drawings in the center.