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Chicago, Illinois USA
“Siren” is the third in a trio of paintings where I set out to explore different aspects of my shadow selves. In this piece, I go deep into the dark seductress/courtesan archetype, that side that uses her sexuality and emotional manipulation to get the things she needs to survive. In doing so, however, she is also rendered powerless, bound to a world of petty artifice and the whims and will of her victims/captors.
I paint primarily in black canvas, a technique which I find more fascinating than painting on regular white canvas, as the colors I apply come out to the surface from the darkness. The play of light and shadows is also rendered richer and more dramatic when using a dark surface.
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