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Year of the Ox

A typology of a squares of makeup residue were amassed over the course of the Year of the Ox, from January 26, 2009 to February 13, 2010. It is the year I was born into, according to the Chinese Zodiac. A work about the ritualistic and repetitive manner that tending to personal appearances can take on, it is a piece largely about the act of painting as well, and how the gesture always simultaneously involves the act of erasing.

Installation view in my MFA studio, Vancouver, BC, 2009

Medium:(365) 6 in x 6 in bristol paper, Cover Girl foundation liquid and powder (235 Medium Light, 505 Ivory)Size:6 in x 6 in sheets; total size as yet undeterminedYear:2009-10Share: