Changing Room [back]

Oil on Panel | 10" x 8" | 2009

The Changing Room is another reference to transition. The curtain is barely existent and incapable of hiding the women, illustrating that moving forward involves risk. The viewer might be tempted to see the women as vulnerable by leaving themselves exposed, but my intention is that the scene is symbolic of a moment of strength, not weakness; their exposure being a byproduct of intentional transition. Discarded clothes on the garden-green floor transform into blooms, representing the ripple effect our actions play as they are left behind.

The color language in this piece was drawn from the Garden of Eden panel in The Annunciation, an altarpiece of Fra Angelico (Ca. 1426), as well as a particular dinner mint designed to wet the appetite with its light sweet pastel color.