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Portraits

For me portraiture has focused mainly on documenting images and narratives with oil or graphite. In future this process will turn into something entirely new, as seen in a project I am currently developing, the JUST Project. Documentation is a valuable word in this context: my aim is to document lives. But portraiture is also the attempt to stave off death and in examining my work, perhaps this becomes apparent. I believe some part of myself, as much as the subject, becomes permanently a part of the portrait, though what I cannot say beyond an energy that strikes me, at the end of the portrait process.

Portrait of [ ] 2021, Oil on canvas, 12" x 12" x 1.5"