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Connection: Head Roll, West Coast Swing Oil on Canvas

Connection: West Coast Swing at Grace Church, 2017 30x40, Oil on Canvas (Jodee Clifford / 2017)
Connection: West Coast Swing at Grace Church,
30×40, Oil on Canvas
(Jodee Clifford / 2017)

 

Mike and Tristan dancing West Coast Swing / Oil on Canvas

 

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Gene and Rocky dancing West Coast Swing, oil on canvas

Connection: West Coast Swing at Grace Church, Point prep 30x40, Oil on Canvas (Jodee Clifford / 2017)
Connection: West Coast Swing at Grace Church, Point prep
30×40, Oil on Canvas
(Jodee Clifford / 2017)

Gene and Rocky dancing west coast swing at the Del Val Swing Club dance in Haddonfield, NJ.


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Dancing west coast swing at Sangha Space on Valentine’s Day

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Statement

Exploring relationships through human form, body language, and connection.

Connection

Connection is a recent body of work that began painting dancers. Started in 2016, it’s a series of oil paintings, watercolor paintings, drawings, and ink drawings exploring human connection with body language, touch, and gesture; communicating and connecting without words through improvisational lead and follow social dancers. As a dancer and former media employee, this body of work is a reflection of communication in contrast to verbal or written language with undertones of honesty, transparency, and authenticity.

I’ve been working on bridge paintings that relate connection from another perspective. This subject matter allows me to more easily play with ideas of both connection and disconnect, building bridges, demolition, new vs. old, past vs. present, change, etc..

Relationship

I’m pretty fascinated with relationships, connection, language, instincts and intuition. 

Figures on Clothes

Figures on Clothes was one of my first series of paintings around 2003. I painted them with relationship ideas between clothing and the human form explored between subject matter and material. I painted nude female figures directly onto the surface of stretched and prepared clothing as I would on primed canvas.

First Impressions

In 2018, I started doing these oil paintings called “First Impressions”. They’re paintings from croquis flushed out in oil paint much the way we fill in unknown character traits based on little more than instincts after meeting someone new.


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