Oil and acrylic paint on masonite
Approx. 27″ x 37″
For this piece, I wanted to take a two-dimensional and “break” it. I used one of Aesop’s Fables (in particular, the narrowly defined “Moral of the Story”) as narrative for the images. I sketched out my composition on masonite board then cut it into pieces with a saw. I glued the pieces back together, but left large haphazard gaps in the surface and created jagged points. I am seeking to present a work that goes beyond surface meanings, which can be misconstrued due to cultural situatedness and individualized notions, and thus into deeper meaning and reflection.