In 2015 I rearranged my studio to mimic the intimacy of Morandi studio space (Bologna Italy), to further investigate objects as it relates to formal issue in painting. My question was how can I create objects that I can paint and how then I can transform my paintings into objects that comply to notions of the color of skin? After carefully looking at Morandis’ work, I then realized that the tonal hues of his subjects resemble the different tonalities of skin, questioning the relevance of contemporary painting and the way that it is presented in today's art world. Using the narrative with a conceptual freedom, I want to engage the viewer in critical thinking and at the same time declare a consciousness that reflects our surroundings.
Continuous drawing for 14hrs spanning 50‘long. Creating a gradation from; white - yellow - tan - brown - and black.
Como Carbon, becomes metaphor for the constant transition between,”The Blacks"and "The Whites". Between the old conservative value of "the South" and the values of a multi cultural transitional state like Florida.