Beautiful Bodies are acrylic canvas paintings of skeletons with hearts offering the meditation of “Be In Your Body and See with Your Heart”. In this series skeletons symbolize our essential connection to nature and our ancestors and the heart is a reminder of our capacity for nurturing relationships. In my color palate black references wisdom, white symbolizes interconnection, and red radiates passion.
They are part of the artistic tradition of “memento mori,” or macabre celebrations of life and death. You can find examples of this iconography from the earliest neolithic creations through to our modern art history. In my compositions I primarily use layers of black, thin washes of color, a variety of dots and lines combined with minimal gestures of realism.