40" x 30", oil on canvas, 2015
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Painting Size: 40 H x 30 W x 1.5 in
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Painting: oil on canvas
In the Ballerina series, I am exploring the relationship between dance as a spiritual practice and dance as a sexually charged act. I am juxtaposing the ethereal with the ephemeral, in other words, I strive to show the Ballet dancer as half-God half-animal. I want the viewer to see how while the dancer appears to have a transcendent experience, the dancer is also concealing sexual desire. This sexual desire is conveyed through the unstable form, the transparent stillness, and the plasticity of the female body.