SUNDAY PAINTINGS (2006)
This series of Sunday Paintings consists of 53 watercolor paintings done from sculptural collages of the Sunday New York Times in 2006, between Sunday, January 1 and Sunday, December 31, 2006. The work examines the connection between the realm of leisure and the invasive images that tend to permeate that sphere in our society. The New York Times, as with many contemporary newspapers today, often contains at least one image of a military action, death or some kind of human suffering, yet the Sunday New York Times is associated with leisure due to the fact that its sheer volume promises no swift reading. It is this paradox that I attempt to uncover in this series of paintings documenting the Sundays in 2006.