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
binge watching, oil on canvas, 24in x 60in, 2016
 
 
 
trying to focus
trying to focus, oil on 5 canvases, 55in x 82in, 2016
 
 
 
seeing only ducks (1)
seeing only ducks (1), oil on wood panel, 8in x 8in, 2016
 
 
 
seeing only ducks (2)
seeing only ducks (2), oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016
 
 
 
seeing only shadows (2)
seeing only shadows (2), oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016
 
 
 
seeing only shadows (1)
seeing only shadows (1), oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016
 
 
 
fractured flock
fractured flock, oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016
 
 
 
fake flock
fake flock, oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016
 
 
 
leaving the flock
leaving the flock (2), oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016
 
 
 
leaving the flock (1)
leaving the flock (1), oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016
 
 
 
blending in (1)
blending in (1), oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016
 
 
 
blending in (2)
blending in (2), oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016
 
 
 
standing out (1)
standing out (1), oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016
 
 
 
standing out (2)
standing out (2), oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016
 
 
 
I think I'm being watched (4)
I think I'm being watched (4), oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016
 
 
 
I think I'm being watched (3)
I think I'm being watched (3), oil on wood panel, 8in x 8in, 2016
 
 
 
I think I'm being watched (1)
I think I'm being watched (1), oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016
 
 
 
i think i'm being watched (2)
I think I'm being watched (2), oil on wood panel, 8 in x 8 in, 2016
 
 
 
birdwatching 1
birdwatching 1, oil on wood panel, 8in x 8in, 2015
 
 
 
birdwatching 2
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
 
 
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  Karen Rosenkrantz, Cambridge, MA Email  
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