Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Boxed In
4x5 feet oil on canvas

I based this painting off of a small image of Maya Moore on the cover of a Sacramento Newspaper. I enlarged the fist sized newspaper version of her to a commanding four by five foot black and white composition. I wanted to give her a physical presence. Her muscles ripple as she screams. Her voice, though not audible from a painting, is very important. It represents the voice female athletes obtain. In a lot of advertising campaigns women cover their mouths with their hands or have their mouths closed. Women are frequently visually silenced in such imagery. Here, a strong woman yells to her fellow teammate commanding attention.
Pretty Poses Series
8x10 inches oil on canvas