Life After Death | Oil on canvas. Closer look. ( Demonstraited in the painting is a kingdom of wasp living in the reserves of a human skull.) This painting has been a working experience for me. It was inspired by the infatuation with death. For the thought of this piece I wanted to depict my interest in the dominance of wasp in relation to bees. As a kid I was always intrigued by the fact that bees immediately die once they have stung a person. So finding out that wasp could sting and continue with their mission was such an amazing thing to me. A few years later i was shown this distinct strength when i was attached and stung by about 6 wasp on my knee. And what really stuck with me was in that heat of the moment, as I swiped the wasps from my knee, they latched on to me and kept stinging. So that slight moment of me experiencing this I gained a lifelong infatuation with wasp and bees. To me this concept is more so similar to the food chain, or evolution… Survival of the fittest.
Series of gestures. Piece 1 (hierarchy charcole on paper) piece 2 (bodies exhibit)
18” x 24” pastel / portait series