Portfolio > Swampland Bacchanal

An exploration. 2017 - 2018.

Lazy River
Oil on canvas
2018
Swampland Bacchanal
Oil on canvas
2018
Sound Waves
Oil on canvas
16 x 20"
2018
Twins
Oil on canvas
16 x 20"
2018
Mob
Oil on canvas
16 x 20"
2018
Ship
Oil on canvas
16 x 20"
2018
Entangled
Oil on canvas
16 x 20"
2018
Plant Party I
Oil on canvas
8 x 10"
2018
Plant Party II
Oil on canvas
8 x 10"
2018
Florida Figures
Gouache on ceramic
4.75 " high
2018
Swampland Bacchanal: Artist Book
Gouache on handmade paper
2017
World Erupting
Oil on canvas
2017

Landscape and figure relationship-- the hot and sticky swampland is a space maximized with bright day-glow colors, patterns, and plants. When figures find themselves occupied by such a space-- one both familiar and estranged-- the excess of the landscape flows into excess of action.

Bacchus presents himself subtly through the body of the landscape. Figures overindulge themselves and explore regional folklore and personal mythology. In a space so dense, the viewer's catch glimpses of public but private moments-- moments that examine abuse and passion, femininity, sexuality, violence, impulse, indulgence, and the ambiguity of any given situation. Motives uncertain, right and wrongs are displaced and challenged.