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NATIVITY
Graphite on paper
30" x 22 ½"
2013
BREAKING BREAD
Graphite on paper
22 ½" x 30"
2013
FRIENDS FOREVER
Graphite on paper
22 ½" x 30"
2013
DROPPED OUT
Graphite on paper
22 ½" x 30"
2013
CHANCES
Graphite on paper
30" x 22 ½"
2014
GREEN
Graphite on paper
30" x 22 ½"
2013
PROFESSION
Graphite on paper
30" x 22 ½"
2013
INDICTMENT
Graphite on paper
30" x 22 ½"
2013
PROGRESS
Graphite on paper
22 ½" x 30"
2013
EPILOGUE
Graphite on paper
22 ½" x 30"
2014
CONCLUSION
Graphite on paper
22 ½" x 30"
2014
BEYOND (Triptych)
Colored pencil and pastel chalk on paper
30" x 66 ½"
2014
BEYOND (Triptych)
Colored pencil and pastel chalk on paper
30" x 66 ½"
2014
BEYOND (Triptych)
Colored pencil and pastel chalk on paper
30" x 66 ½"
2014
BEYOND (Triptych)
Colored pencil and pastel chalk on paper
30" x 66 ½"
2014

Cultures all around the world and in different times have strived for the establishment of stability and order. Towards this end, those who do not fit into the status quo, those deemed to be different, are isolated and silenced. Myths usually portray them as monsters, as the Greek myth of the Minotaur can attest. The Minotaur’s alienation is rooted in the fact that he is reviled by others. To be a monster is not the essence of the Minotaur’s being; rather, it is imposed upon him by the mainstream.

This series of drawings juxtapose the conventional and the grotesque. They depict modern-day Minotaurs navigating familiar settings. By featuring the instability and disorder implicit in the monster concept, inquiries into societal paradigms are at the forefront. This entails a consideration of various clashes in cultural, religious, political, racial, economic, or sexual spheres.