Wednesday, April 20, 2011

reconsidering gender

Finally! The latest painting in my series on transgendered individuals. As alluded to in my last post, I'm using a technique that employs layers of color and features blotted lines in this 24" x 30" acrylic on canvas painting. It is titled Shelly.

This series focuses on a theme that is new for me: Reconsidering Gender. The inspiration for this series is the idea that, while sex is a biological reality that greets each of us at birth, gender is a sophisticated construct that is instilled in us by our cultural upbringing based solely on our biological sex. My paintings depict people who are challenging traditional norms of gender.

The other three paintings in this series are more suited for a mature audience. If anyone wishes to view them, please email me at and I'll send you these images.