Birdwatching

The birdwatching series plays with metaphors. These paintings are about boys watching girls and about girls feeling watched. But that is just one more level of metaphor. They are about surveillance: about watching and about feeling watched.

The paintings are about how surveillance disrupts and modifies behavior – about how we learn how to hide and about how we learn how to get attention … adapting and adjusting … as we decide when we want to be seen and when we do not.

binge watching, oil on canvas, 24in x 60in, 2016

trying to focus, oil on 5 canvases, 55in x 82in, 2016

seeing only ducks (1), oil on wood panel, 8in x 8in, 2016

seeing only ducks (2), oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016

seeing only shadows (2), oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016

seeing only shadows (1), oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016

fractured flock, oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016

fake flock, oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016

leaving the flock (2), oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016

leaving the flock (1), oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016

blending in (2), oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016

standing out (1), oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016

standing out (2), oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016

I think I’m being watched (4), oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016

I think I’m being watched (3), oil on wood panel, 8in x 8in, 2016

I think I’m being watched (1), oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016

I think I’m being watched (2), oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016

birdwatching 1, oil on wood panel, 8in x 8in, 2015

birdwatching 2, oil on wood panel, 8in x 8in, 2015, private collection

birdwatching 3, oil on wood panel, 8in x 8in, 2015, private collection

birdwatching 4, oil on wood panel, 12in x 16in, 2015, private collection

birdwatching 5, oil on wood panel, 12in x 12in, 2015

birdwatching 6, oil on wood panel, 12in x 16in, 2015

birdwatching 7, oil on wood panel, 12in x 12in, 2015, private collection