12" x 12" oil on canvas, 2019
Ballerina # 40
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Painting Size: 12 H x 12 W x 1.5 in
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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.