As a way to confront, complicate, and question my belief that most men I know want to have sex with me, I invite male friends and acquaintances into my studio to sit for a portrait.  Portraits are intimate. They involve prolonged eye contact in a closed space with lots of looking- things I have avoided in the past so as not to “give the wrong impression.”  By beginning each sitting with an explicit discussion of the premise, both sitter and artist are forced to confront our own assumptions, desires, and fears.  All participants, including myself, are implicated in the results.

 

Michael watercolor on paper 48" x 36" 2014

Michael
watercolor on paper
48" x 36"
2014

Paul oil and watercolor on paper 47" x 57" 2014

Paul
oil and watercolor on paper
47" x 57"
2014

Tony
watercolor and oil on paper
47" x 57"
2014

Jack watercolor on paper 48" x 36" 2014

Jack
watercolor on paper
48" x 36"
2014

Carl watercolor on paper 60" x 48" 2014

Carl
watercolor on paper
60" x 48"
2014

Suje  
watercolor and oil on paper
48" x 36"
2014

Cody oil, watercolor, and watercolor pastel on paper 60" x 48" 2015

Cody
oil, watercolor, and watercolor pastel on paper
60" x 48"
2015

Gage oil, watercolor, and watercolor pastel on paper 48" x 52" 2015

Gage
oil, watercolor, and watercolor pastel on paper
48" x 52"
2015

Gerry oil and watercolor on paper 48" x 36" 2014

Gerry
oil and watercolor on paper
48" x 36"
2014

Rob watercolor on paper 24" x 18" 2014

Rob
watercolor on paper
24" x 18"
2014

Mikey oil on paper 2013

Mikey
oil on paper
2013