The Morphology of Fate
From 2005-2010 I worked on a series of three large paintings of cicada shells. I was fascinated by their simultaneous presence and absence. The issues of the body and the other from Jean Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness was weighing heavily upon my thought process during this time.
"Thus the Other's body is his facticity as an instrument and as a synthesis of sense organs as it is revealed to my facticity. It is given to me as soon as the Other exists for me in the world; the presence of absence of the Other changes nothing." -Jean Paul Sartre