‘The Complete Picture’ is a series of photographs and paintings that take the imperfect cell phone photography that is ubiquitous in our times, and enlarges it into a mixed media painting. By incorporating the photo of a meal, or a landscape, or an instance caught in a moment, the artist questions the authenticity of these represented experiences which are often shared on social media as a means for social connection.
Drawing allows for honest interaction between the artist and the surface showing with it a complete thought process – intentional and unintentional, making for a complete picture.
Gestural drawings on brightly painted canvas convert a random photographed moment into a spontaneous painting.
THE COMPLETE PICTURE
Painterly expression combined with photography completes the picture by representing the artist’s experience of a picturesque moment.