Only is a series of single stroke paintings which explores the concepts of loneliness and individuality.
Loneliness is not the same as being alone or social isolation and con occur even when one is surrounded by friends, family, or strangers. It can be Transient and short term, caused by something in the person’s environment, or Chronic with internal causes and links to depression, anxiety, and other mental and chronic illnesses. The single stroke paintings are grouped as diptychs and triptychs to emphasize the feeling of loneliness while partnered or in a group setting.
Each stroke is unique and carefully planned out. Every new tool, whether brush, found object, or handmade object, requires ample testing before being applied to the final painting. Precise measurements are made for each tool and substrate combination to ensure the correct balance between harmonizing panels. Strokes may represent power dynamics within interpersonal relationships, thought processes, body parts, etc.