Thursday, July 29, 2010

Relationships - Self

The next installment in my series of paintings based on relationships. '
Self' was created in 2010 and looks more closely at the 'roles' played by any one individual. In this work the boundaries of the canvas define the relationship. The image is again made from multiple figures, this time of one person who assumes different postures. Each posture is used to represent the roles we play. Initally when I started developing this work there appeared to be so many roles. However I found the more I considered it the more these roles could be described as forms of other types of interaction and so I ended up with simply four descriptors. The degree of overlap, the number of overlaps and the impact of overlap are all significant. Choosing any position within the boundaries of the paintings can result in a different outcome, just as each relationship you experience results in a different composition of yourself.