Projects > Letting Yourself Go, 2015-present

Project Description:

“Letting Yourself Go” is a project that investigates ideas of selfhood, power, and the human condition. The project is rooted in a critical examination of the famous story of Polyphemus, the cyclops from Homer’s Odyssey. In Odysseus’ epic journey to return home, he and his men are held captive in Polyphemus’ cave. As part of a plan to free himself, Odysseus concocts a lie: he tells Polyphemus that his name is Nemo, which translates to Nobody. The presence of the Nobody, as a persona used to escape captivity, dismantle the archetype of the hero, and confront the ego, is a concept at the core of this project. “Letting Yourself Go” consists of paintings, drawings, sculpture and found objects. All works function as either portraits or utterances of Nemo, which is to say: portraits or utterances of Nobody.

It's Later Than You Think
oil on linen
41" x 26"
2018
i painting
oil on linen
48” x 32”
2017
i
plastic bag, fan, pedestal
2019
Nemo
charcoal & ink on paper
7" x 10"
2003
Nemo
graphite on paper
11" x 17"
2004
Just Keep Swimming, 1
oil on linen
54" x 36"
2018
Just Keep Swimming, 2
oil on linen
30" x 18"
2019
Free
mixed media
96" x 48" x 48"
2018
Free
mixed media
8.5” x 11” x 4”
2019
Free
mixed media
96" x 48" x 48"
2019
Free
96" x 48" x 48"
2019
Free Haiku
144" x 96" x 48"
2018