top of page

Automeris Io, for Yayoi Kusama



I am continuously exploring and pushing the boundaries of charcoal realism and mixed media. In “Automeris…” I pay tribute to Kusama, with the use of the polka dot motif. Approaching each circle as a meditation, I painted only the red negative space to weave in and out of the plane occupied by the charcoal figure. The design element of the moth is carefully chosen, not only for its primary color, but also for its echoed shapes and thematic elements. The moth is my commonly used symbol for underrepresentation, as it often takes a back seat to the butterfly. So it is with the female artist to the male… part of an ongoing visual conversation in my work.




Automeris Io, for Yayoi Kusama


charcoal, acrylic and collage element on Stonehenge paper

16x24" artwork size

2019

Available - Contact Artist



Part of the Lunar Codex














15 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
bottom of page