Far-red is light at the extreme red end of the visible spectrum, just before infra-red light. A few months ago I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands. This has prohibited me from being able to paint, so for this work I experimented by attaching my brushes to my wrist splint and using my arm and shoulder to paint instead of my hands. The result is a highly textured, loose style.
This portrait explores the boundary between realism and abstraction to highlight the layers and complexity of queer identity, allowing viewers to cast their own interpretations and inviting them to see themselves in the work.
This painting is available. Email Kim with any enquiries.