Head in the Clouds
       
     
Self Portrait
       
     
Trump Tweets
       
     
Portrait 1
       
     
Self Portrait 2
       
     
Tech Mandals
       
     
Cloud Girl
       
     
Portrait 3
       
     
Horns
       
     
Portrait 4
       
     
Elephant
       
     
H.C.O.O.Q.
       
     
Sleepy
       
     
Head in the Clouds
       
     
Head in the Clouds

Acrylic paint. 2015.

Self Portrait
       
     
Self Portrait

Acrylic paint. Wax. 2016.

Trump Tweets
       
     
Trump Tweets

Acrylic, yarn. Each canvas is 12’’x9’’; total size: 36’’x27". 2016.

Finally, a unique look at Donald Trump's tweets—this time, funny, objective, and even textured. Here, the polyptych work features different tweets by Trump stitched into nine monochromatic canvases. The yarn gives a gentle and inviting feeling to otherwise absurd or aggressive statements. With how cluttered and close each of the letters are, that contrasts the warmth of the yarn with an almost erratic undertone.

Portrait 1
       
     
Portrait 1

Acrylic paint, markers. 2015.

Self Portrait 2
       
     
Self Portrait 2

Markers. 2016.

Tech Mandals
       
     
Tech Mandals

Ink. 14''x14''. 2011.

Cloud Girl
       
     
Cloud Girl

Watercolor. 2014.

Portrait 3
       
     
Portrait 3

Acrylic paint. 2015.

Horns
       
     
Horns

Acrylic paint, pepper. 2015.

Portrait 4
       
     
Portrait 4

Markers. 2015.

Elephant
       
     
Elephant

Acrylic paint. 2015.

H.C.O.O.Q.
       
     
H.C.O.O.Q.

Acrylic paint. 40''x13.5''. 2016. 

In Duchamp's "L.H.O.O.Q.," he transformed Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" with a mustache and beard. Rather than leave a masterpiece be, he added the masculine goatee along with a title meant to sound like, "She is hot in the arse." While Duchamp's work was meant to be an attack on traditional art, my painting of Hillary Clinton is meant to be an attack on the political climate we are currently experiencing. Rather than depict her as beautiful like in the "Mona Lisa," I instead used Duchamp's work as my influence in order to bring some humor to a tumultuous year in the nation's capital. Additionally, while the "Mona Lisa" in Duchamp's work was meant to be sexually restless, I chose Clinton because I wanted to show that she is restless because of her sex, because of her struggles as a woman.

Sleepy
       
     
Sleepy

Acrylic paint. 2016.