Pairings: Imagined Lives

 

Digital slideshow on monitor, gold frame,  2013

Digital slideshow on monitor, gold frame,  2013

 
 

Imagined Lives...

Two hundred fifty painted portraits are paired together in a digital slideshow, causing the viewer to question or imply relationships between the two images or between the two people. 

The juxtapositions are intended to invoke questions:  Are the two lovers, spouses, cousins, boss/employee, enemies or just friends? What emotions do they feel for each other: affection, boredom, contempt, or nonchalance? And what their lives together would have been like?  What internal beliefs cause us to create relationships between two people even if they never knew each other?