Birdwatching

I once posted a painting online, and two men commented that the women were too fat. So, it’s true. The boys are always watching … and judging. Birdwatching is a metaphor. These paintings are about boys watching girls and about girls feeling watched … and about how this surveillance disrupts and modifies behavior. Girls learn how to hide and how to get attention … adapting and adjusting … as they decide when they want to be seen and when they 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