Minx Series

Minx is comprised of large paintings that portray long lustrous hair. The images are derived from edited photo collages, which extract and combine select elements of idealized princess-like hair. The rich, reverberating colour and synchronized paint strokes, together with the large, horizontal format, allude to a movie screen. An occasional seam in the image will appear, eventually revealing subtle hints at collage to the viewer. The tufts of hair sometimes simulate rolling hills, clouds and waves, and give an overall feeling that these works stem from a fantasy where all things are perfect and nothing is out of place. Compositionally, only the back of each subject’s heads are revealed, in an effort to shed the automatic historical reference of traditional portraiture.