CANCER SERIES

HIV
HIV

oil paint and cold wax medium on canvas 28" x 28" 2017

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Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer

oil and cold wax medium on canvas 18" x 28" 2017

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Prostate Cancer
Prostate Cancer

oil paint and cold wax medium on canvas 6" x 12" 2017

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Colorectal cancer cell study
Colorectal cancer cell study

oil and cold wax medium on canvas 12" x 6" 2016

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Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer

oil paint on canvas 30" x 20" 2016

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Bone Cancer
Bone Cancer

oil paint and tar gel on canvas 28" x 42" 2016

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Skin Cancer
Skin Cancer

oil paint and tar gel on canvas 30" x 20" 2016

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Colon Cancer
Colon Cancer

oil paint and tar gel on canvas 36" x 24" 2015

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Cervical Cancer
Cervical Cancer

oil paint and clear tar gel on canvas 34" x 42" 2016

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In this series of oil paintings, I am deeply exploring the intricate beauty of different cancers under the microscope. Each painting's highly saturated and textured cancer cells, contrast with the desaturated figure that correlates to the area of the body affected. The process of these paintings mimic the destruction cancer has on a person; physically, emotionally and spiritually. I fully render the figure beautiful and flawless, and then destroy it with the over laying cancer. Consuming the figure with it's vibrance and texture, each painting emotional and painful; a beautiful tragedy in which the end product is a complex combination of the consumer and the consumed. Having lost three family members of mine to these cancers, this series is very intimate for me as an artist.