Hekate Oils

The Hekate Oils (2005-2006) go hand in hand with the drawings. Models strike poses that portray such states as Waiting, Losing, Falling, Looking, and Leaping. These poses are understood as being physical actions and psychological states of being at the same time. In this manner, the physical fact probes the affective, the psychological.

I used a Renaissance technique in which the picture is rendered in a grisaille or dead color at first, then built up in layers of translucent glazes. Two to three months of curing must transpire before subsequent glazes can be layered. Because of this ongoing interaction with each work, because of this layering of chromatic glazes, the paintings themselves carry a material resonance that persuades the viewer to spend time contemplating the picture.