PAINTINGS:

Sand and Seaweed
Taken from a photo on the beaches of Santa Cruz, California.

Dimensions: Approximately 16x20
Nora
Acrylic on watercolor paper. Nude model. Background based on model's tattoos.
Part 1/3 of series.
Kaden
23.5 x 17.5 inches, acrylic on paper
Exhibited in the 2017 Irwin Scholarship Show at UCSC.
This portrait based on a photograph the subject took of themselves shows their tattoos as symbols of the person’s identity and experiences. Although this piece relates the struggle of being trans, it also is about the subject’s own recent reflections in the death of his mother. The term “yea yea yea” seen in the background was a saying the subject’s mother often exclaimed.
Cassandra
22 x 13.5 inches, acrylic on paper
Exhibited in the 2017 Irwin Scholarship Show at UCSC.
This portrait based on a photograph the subject took of themselves shows their tattoos as symbols of the person’s identity and experiences.
These two portrait pieces (6 and 7) are meant to evoke a sense of relatability and empathy, not just in the case of trans people, but as people having interests, tragedies, and experiences similar to our own.
Jordan
Exhibited in the 2017 Irwin Scholarship Show at UCSC.
This piece shows a moment that the subject associated as the culmination of mental and emotional strain or upheaval relating to his parent’s divorce and the family’s eviction. He stares at the stars late in the night on the Stevenson steps.
Miguel
Part of the series meant for the UCSC Irwin Scholarship Show.
This painting is based on an interview with the subject in which he related his most difficult experience as being when his dad was separated from the family due to monetary concerns.
Black and White Study
Acrylic on watercolor paper. Nude model.
Black and White Study
Acrylic on watercolor paper. Nude model.
Study in Blue
Acrylic on watercolor paper. Nude model.
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