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Wearing the Sweats Out:
The act of grief as exertion, producing both teardrops and perspiration.
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grief.jpg
Grief.  India Ink on Paper.  18"x25".
1-27-17.  India Ink on Paper.  18"x25".
TP-RR.jpg
TP/RR.  Ink, Graphite, Acrylic Gouache on Paper.  36"x25".
thoughtful grief.jpg
Thoughtful Grief.  Acrylic Ink on Paper.  15"x22".
niceanxiety.jpg
Nice Anxiety.  Acrylic Ink on Paper.  15"x22".
PW.PH.jpg
PW/PH.  Ink, Colored Pencil, Graphite on Paper.  36"x25".
ITISOKAYWEWILLNOTFIGUREITOUT.jpg
IT IS OKAY WE WILL NOT FIGURE IT OUT. 
Ink, Graphite on Paper.  18"x24".
EverythingIsNotFine.jpg
EVERYTHING IS NOT FINE. 
Ink, Graphite on Paper.  18"x24".
IForgotWhatWeSaid.jpg
I FORGOT WHAT WE SAID. 
Ink, Graphite on Paper.  18"x24".
destruction.jpg
Destruction.  Ink, Acrylic Paint on Paper.  18"x24".
charactererasure.jpg
Character Erasure.  Ink, Collage on Paper.  18"x24".
couldwehavedonedifferently.jpg
COULD WE HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY.
Ink, Graphite on Paper.  18"x24".
IronyIsntDoingItForMeAnymore.jpg
IRONY IS NOT DOING IT FOR ME ANYMORE.
Ink, Graphite on Paper.  18"x24".
youcantell.jpg
You Can Tell.  Ink on Paper.  18"x24".
14blackteardrops.jpg
14 Black Tear Drops.  Ink on Paper.  30"x22".
xanaxbender.jpg
milkydeatheyes.jpg
monster5.jpg
luchadoruno.jpg
Xanax Bender.  Ink on Paper.  11"x14".
Milky Eyes.  Ink on Paper.  11"x14".
Bacon Doo.  Ink on Paper.  11"x14".
The Wrestler.  Ink on Paper.  11"x14".
eyeballsy.jpg
Downer.  Ink on Paper.  11"x14".
scatmccrory.jpg
luchadordos.jpg
Scat McCrory.  Ink on Paper.  11"x14".
colonialwaste.jpg
The Watcher.  Ink on Paper.  11"x14".
Colony Waste.  Ink on Paper.  11"x14".
monster1.jpg
sadpotatoboy.jpg
monster4.jpg
backtothemuthafuckinfuture.jpg
Doldrum.  Ink on Paper.  11"x14".
Potato Sack.  Ink on Paper.  11"x14".
Goner.  Ink on Paper.  11"x14".
Time Bender.  Ink on Paper.  11"14".
SWEAT.jpg
SWEAT.  Ink on Paper.  9"x12".
IWASGONEISAWRAINOHWELL.jpg
I Was Gone, I Saw Rain, Oh Well.  Ink on Paper.  9"x12".
Wearing the Sweats Out.
Wearing the Sweats Out.

In 2017, this body of work was exhibited in "Wearing the Sweats Out" at Golden Belt's Room 100 in Durham, NC.

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Wearing the Sweats Out.
Wearing the Sweats Out.

In 2017, this body of work was exhibited in "Wearing the Sweats Out" at Golden Belt's Room 100 in Durham, NC.

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In 2017, this body of work was exhibited in "Wearing the Sweats Out" at Golden Belt's Room 100 in Durham, NC.
The show featured a drawing directly on the wall, acting as guidepost for the art arrangements.
Thoughts on Wearing the Sweats Out:
I have always drawn monsters with a vague air of anxiety.  In 2017, I lost a close family member to cancer.  They were young and their struggle with illness was swift.  In my grief I created two self portraits:  “Grief” and “1-27-17.”  Through these pieces I realize that the monsters I draw all have a level of self-portraiture to them.  More directly, they are a visual manifestation of the anxiety I have within me.  Though my specific anxiety currently stems from the loss of a loved one, most people are living in a general sense of anxiety throughout our country.  Tumultuous political times, global warming, refugees fleeing war-torn regions, racism, growing income inequality, rust-belt cities plunging into an opioid epidemic while drug companies reap enormous reward:  it’s all quite monstrous.  Drawing monsters provides an outlet for tension with the outside world by providing a visual metaphor for one’s internal world.