The Venus Transit Series, 2009-2012.
This series juxtaposed art historical references with popular culture. The paintings are concerned with societies' disregard for the environment, animal rights, and the power of women, war and riots, all approached with a sense of humor. I use multiple sources such as art history, postcards, comics, news clippings and images from the Internet to achieve a symbolic tension of opposing realities. A recurring subtext in my work is the violence behind facades and the element of fate and chance in our lives. This series, called Venus Transit, is an astronomical occurrence that happened in the spring of 2012. This rare phenomenon transpires when Venus goes in front of the sun creatinging a black dot. When this happens, the female- male relationship will become more balanced and a strong feminine side will emerge that will help restore harmony in our world.
 

American Nudism, after Rubens
2009
Oil with Collage on Linen
28.12 x 42.12 in.
THE VENUS TRANSIT SERIES
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