Measuring Up (2014)

Measuring Up (2014)

Oil on Canvas
28″ x 40″

This one took on many layers and much agonizing, but I think I’m finally done with it. I don’t think you’re ever “done” with a painting, there just comes to a point where it makes sense to stop.

For me, this painting represents a marked departure from the strict symbolism and realism I’ve adhered to in the past. I let myself play with the paint this time, utilizing textures, fragmented and disjointed abstract forms to express the feeling I wanted to capture.

A dark piece; the contrasted edges represent the boundaries and expectations we give ourselves and allow others of us. But every now and again, streaks of light and color creep into the dark edges of our reflected thoughts and memories, allowing us to create ourselves by being destroyed.

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