canvas #1


that could have been us, 2015

Oil pastels, lipstick, eyeliner, cold medicine, and ballpoint pen on canvas.

i painted this while standing in my bathroom on valentine’s day’s night, unable to sleep and grotesquely feeling the weight of the oncoming dawn. it was my first time drawing on canvas.

as i worked, i kept thinking about all these people passing to and from doomed relationships, that feeling of being stupidly and everlastingly perched on the brink between hope and mutilation. that’s more or less what this is about.