As part of the “Acceptance” exhibition, I gave an artist’s talk on March 11, 2014. Guests enjoyed a one-time oppotunity to see the paintings alongside a collection of color studies and reference material, lending insights into my creative process. In this excerpt from the presentation, I discuss my thinking behind these paintings, which depict horrific events in human history with an outward beauty the belies their disturbing content. “It’s beauty to ease the horror, and horror to make the beauty unsettling,” writes SeattleMet.
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