GIRL series {2003-2004}

01.04.2010

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A few pieces from my mixed media series titled GIRL (Japanese paper, metal lettering, latex paint, pencil, panties and plexiglass on canvas.)

I had a solo show in Toronto, Spring 2004, that featured about 20 pieces similar to these. Most of them sold, but I do have a few still hanging up on my walls at home… which is rare. I find it hard to look at my own work every single day. Here is the show description:

These paintings are an exploration of my feelings about the special relationship between girls, and the lack there of, as we get older and grow apart due to new priorities. The closeness that girls have between the ages of 6 and 13 can rarely ever be found later in life. It is a time for constant togetherness, secret sharing, sleepovers,  and helping each other grow up.

In the Mary-Jane shoe paintings, some of the shoes are separated by gaps in the canvases, representing the space that separates us now. Other paintings feature panties under glass, like butterflies in a museum, preserving a time that is now somewhat lost, but never forgotten.