Death Masked
 watercolor on paper, 48 x 54 inches  These paintings take images that were made to be consumed for one reason and re-contextualizes then to serve a different purpose. I don't feel that I am just painting pornographic images, but rather connecting with a larger tradition of figurative painting. I am transforming what some would consider the ugly images of porn into beautiful interactions of colors while retaining and enhancing ideas of the sexual. Color becomes as important if not more important then the figures in these works.