11″ x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel 2011.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE IDEA
From the beginning I knew how I wanted to approach the figure. But the elements to the left of the composition were too abstract in my head. I wanted to incorporate a flat, two-dimensional element to the composition to play with ambiguity between foreground and background in accordance to the three-dimensionality of the figure. I established the idea with some organic-shape elements that turned to flowers with butterfly wing’s patterns. It was these patterns that in my head developed into these vertical, long “pixelated” color swatches becoming the elements (color in this case) that I use to paint the whole thing.