My paintings are self-portraits depicting my own mind-states. Each piece is a character in a private mythology designed to personify my ever-changing thought patterns, habits, and perspectives. These individual pieces of my personality are painted as they come up in my life in an attempt to be more honest with myself and shed an introspective light on my foibles, aspirations, and secrets. By doing so in the public arena I lessen the power these thoughts have over me and reveal human attributes that notionally relate to everyone.
In many cultures and religions around the world, animals have been used to represent ideas, deities and demons, and human traits—a wide range of inanimate phenomenon. Taking cues from these traditions, I came up with characters for the story of my own consciousness. I am currently writing a book about the process of painting this series.
All paintings are oil on board at 16" x 20" and titles are taken from the sonnets of Shakespeare. All unsold paintings are currently for sale at $2000 each.
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BOOKS by Dori DeCamillis