I Cannot Be What You Need focuses on relationships and expectations with ourselves and others. Through introspective thought the paintings use the figure to address our ideas of ourselves, what others expect or want us to be, and what we are. We are our worst critics, and allow ourselves to be vulnerable to others when we choose. We live under constant pressure and expectations from our guardians, peers, educators, and ourselves. The figure as self, the bed as vulnerability, and the loose style represent the dynamic constant change in our life. Nothing is concrete, we are ever changing; no one is ever going to be what you need.
Is this it? - Everything You’ve Come To Expect - I Cannot Be What You Need
Oil on Panel - 24x36