Heads: Portraits of Contemplation
I started with heads. It was after several brain surgeries. I needed a way to engage myself, and writing—the medium I was used to—hurt. One of the first was a self-portrait. On top, holes ran along the curve of my scar, and deep gauges sat behind my eyes, all the way through the clay.
In later heads, I channeled the serenity I didn’t feel inside into their expressions. Those later heads are pictured here and were first shown at The Hardwood Art Center's Surface: Emerging Artists of New Mexico 2015, Albuquerque, NM.
Materials: earthenware clay, oil paint, metallic pigment.