ever-present

“It doesn’t matter what I do, who I meet or how much time has passed. My feelings for him have never changed they’re…hopelessly ever-present.”

While revisiting some of my old journal entries throughout the years, I noticed that I consistently chronicled and examined areas of my lovelife and matters of the heart. The work from ever-present, was the start of my exploration into the intense emotions from various romantic/dating situations that I put to paper. Read the “Artist Talk” blog post about this show, here.

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What Dat Mouf Do #1

Oil on wood panel.
6″x6″
“Out of nowhere he planted this kiss on me that was just…perfect. It was spontaneous, honest and so very sweet. I will never forget that moment. That kiss will stain me forever.”

What Dat Mouf Do #2

Oil on canvas
6″x6″
“I don’t know why he was trippin’. When I said that I liked him, he must’ve heard ‘Be mine forever.” He cool, but I wasn’t sayin’ all THAT.”

What Dat Mouf Do #3: Lusty

Oil on canvas
6″x6″
“…my mouth is going to waste every day that it doesn’t touch his body.”

What Dat Mouf Do #4: Besos

Oil on wood panel
6″x6″

Corazón Azul: Icebox

Oil on wood panel
12″x12″
“I do not give a fuck about none of that shit anymore. I just want to be left alone.”

Read the 2-part “Artist Talk” blog post about the Corazónes here.

Corazón Blanco

Oil on wood panel
12″x12″
“Everyday I just feel so defeated, and drained of color. For the most part I’m still ‘Me’ I guess…just more subdued, guarded and anxious.”

Corazón Negro: I am Jack's cauterized heart

Oil on wood panel
12″x12″
“Now I seem to be re-entering a period of hardness, probably indefinitely… I’m burned out.”

El Chocolate: Mas y Mas y Mas de Tí

Oil on wood panel
12″x12″
“I love the ground under his feet, and the air over his head, and everything he touches and every word he says. I love all his looks, and all his actions and him entirely and all together.”
– Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

This piece is featured in part 2 of an “Artist Talk” blog post about the Corazónes. Read it here.

What I Wouldn't Give to Have You Back

Oil on wood panel
16″x20″

I Should Prolly Delete This Stuff

Oil on wood panel
16″x20″

Losing the Midas Touch

Oil on wood panel
12″x16″

InstaLove: #doyoulikemornah

Oil on canvas
6″x6″

Read the “Artist Talk” blog post about the InstaLove paintings here.

InstaLove: #dumped

Oil on canvas
6″x6″

InstaLove: #unliked

Oil on canvas
6″x6″

InstaLove: #bluewalls

Oil on canvas
6″x6″

InstaLove: #blueballs

Oil on canvas
6″x6″

InstaLove: #solodolo

Oil on canvas
6″x6″
“Ehh…you’re better off on your own.”
– My Dad (married), my Mom (single for over two decades)
Read the “Artist Talk” blog post about this painting here.