Portrait of the Dead Series
A series of line art depicting ghostly images. A series in progress.
Anatomy Bros. 2.0
The second installment of Anatomy Bros. There is a well-documented account of women practicing medicine throughout the course of human history, but by the 17th century, women were increasingly becoming excised from the study of Western medicine. Though female healers continued to practice home remedies and treatments, men who were allowed into the university system had taken over as authorities in field. Even midwifery, long considered a women’s space, was slowly becoming more male as degree-yielding “man-midwives" entered into the picture. The study of anatomy flourished at the beginning of the 17th century with the use of human cadavers for dissection, but yet again, women were left out of the anatomical theatres. Based on The Osteology Lesson of Dr. Sebastiaen Egbertsz by Thomas de Keyser, 1619.
Boy with Skeleton
Based on a portion of 'The anatomy of Dr Frederick Ruysch" by B. F. Landis after Jan van Neck.
Decomposing the Patriarchy
A new series with a new style intended to decompose the patriarchy. From a distance, the paintings appear to be solid images, but upon closer inspection, the use of lines and negative space reveal ghostly forms decomposing into the background, taking misogyny and inequality with it. This series will consist of chapters focusing on different areas of patriarchal rule. The chapters will not necessarily be in chronological order, but representative of historical eras or historical subjects, ranging from the sciences to art to politics and leadership. Chapter 1: Anatomy Bros. Based on paintings depicting dissections in anatomical theatres.