Portfolio > GIVE LOVE

A DAY AT THE BEACH
acrylic and graphite on linen
8"x8"
2013
$200
WALLFLOWERS
acrylic and graphite on linen
6"x6"
2013
$99
LET'S DANCE
acrylic and graphite on linen
8"x8"
2013
$120
FORGIVE ME?
encaustic on board
5.5"x5.75"
2013
$99
CARNELIAN BOYS
encaustic on board
8"x8"
2013
$120
PICNIC
acrylic and graphite on linen
6"x6"
2013
$99
ARE YOU MINE?
encaustic on board
6.75"x7"
2013
$99
AM I YOURS?
encaustic on board
6.5"x6.5"
2013
$59
SUNSET SMOOCH
acrylic and graphite on linen
8"x8"
2013
$115
TWO OF A KIND
acrylic and graphite on linen
6"x6"
2013
$150
PINK VALENTINES
encaustic on board
5.75"x5.75"
2013
$59
NAKED LADIES
encaustic on board
7.75"x8"
2013
$115
HOT DATE
encaustic on board
7.75"x8"
2013
$120
LOVE BIRDS
encaustic on board
6.5"x6.75"
2013
$79

In Plato’s Symposium, Sophocles posits that to love is to desire love. The figures in GIVE LOVE represent various romantic couples. These couples explore Sophocles’ convention, and its opposite, to love without expectation. The subtle gestures of the figures depict natural, iconic moments that occur between two women, two men, and between woman and man.

The pieces are snapshots of lovers engaged. As the titles indicate, the figures are out in the world, perhaps having a picnic or preparing to dance. Or they are alone together, naked, happy or quarreling. Their love is insecure, inquiring, “Are You Mine?” or confident, declaring, “My Love is Yours.” The minimalism of these pieces, as well as Sophocles’ notion of love, leave room for interpretation and conversation. What do you see? How is your love?

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