Before (Barefoot and Pregnant)
This painting is from my "Barefoot and Pregnant" series. The depicted imagery and narrative content is both humorous and disturbing. In this piece, I am playing with jarring juxtapositions. The huge, nude, pregnant woman stands staring out at the viewer in crowded, oblivious subway train. She is both me and an Everywoman. Hovering near the ceiling are two angel toddlers, based on both my young son and the idea of Renaissance Putti.
gender, sexuality, fertility, body-image, painting, identity, psychological, autobiography, art history, mythology, fantasy, expressionism, realism, surrealism, personal, cultural, societal, urban, political, humor, drama, Self-portrait, portrait, women, children, pregnancy, nudity, angel, subway train, narrative