DEER CAMP : WORKS IN PROGRESS .

[cell-phone images only temporary . paintings are still under construction . apologies]


when viewed on a tablet and or phone, colors and contrast will shift tremendously !


Sexuality is a strange beast. At once empathetic and critical, DEER CAMP can be considered a walk through sexuality as a prism, comprised of various planes: the erotic, the intimate, the childlike, the broken. Through visceral composition, spright color and opposed themes—innocence and corruption; flourish and decay—the artist reveals the darker, less-observed faces of human sexuality.


The series tells a narrative of the tension between sexual proclivity and gender identification: hyper-male themes of hunting and porn indulgence are juxtaposed against emotional moments—the intimacy of bodies, a downward glance.


The use of deer as principal allows compound metaphors to form: one of sex itself, and one of a deteriorating state of innocence. Through one lens, the deer represents something humans need, hunt for and survive upon. More complexly, the animal is vulnerable, ultimately unable to survive when mankind’s most basic needs and desires unfold haphazardly.


The series’ erratic collocation of imagery—serene landscapes and seedy townscapes; violent carcasses and quiet portraiture—gives nod to sexuality’s many sides, and beyond it, the ever-conflicting condition of common man.



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