This project presents the most severe form of isolation as loneliness that is experienced when physically surrounded by other people. This is a specific form of loneliness that is involuntary and imposed upon by others, creating a state of discontent characterized by bitterness and a sense of punishment. The presence of others is what can heighten and intensify the experience of loneliness for an individual.
These works depict figure groups wading in an infinite and undefined body of water. I visually portray loneliness as the experience of feeling unseen and unknown within a group.
The drawings are created on Dura-lar, a plastic material which is sanded by hand, resulting in a textured, translucent surface. I model small scale figure sculptures in plastilene which serve as reference models for the 48″ x 30″ lithographic crayon drawings. The monotypes are