Artist Statement

     The work began as an act of voyeurism. It’s amazing how loneliness became synonymous with cyber life. Scrolling through anonymous nude images led to paintings that transmit the whimsy of anonymous erotic interactions. Onlyfans, a tortuous water droplet on the head of social media, was once before a joke among friends. The dick pic, the nude mirror selfie, and the e girl were once individual ideological dominos. Like a tourist at the zoo, the paintings represent the viewership behind the bars. We are languishing to know them, they are Manet’s Olympia, smirking from the bed.