Portraits of "The Others"

“The Others” refer to people that are labeled and identified to be outside of Western societal norms because of their differences to the aesthetic or political ideal. This series investigates our culture’s perception of “the other and otherness” and how prescribed labels determine society’s behavior toward a social group because of race, gender, sex, class, and religion. When someone is perceived to challenge the dominant group’s value and beliefs, he or she are marginalized and excluded. Through my paintings, viewers are actively challenged to situate themselves in relation to those depicted, to embrace the diversity of others or marginalize them.

Kristen (Female African American) 36x36 in., Oil on Mylar
Julio (Gay Undocumented Immigrant 24x24 in., Oil on Mylar
Tara (Trans) 24x24 in., Oil on Mylar
Evan (Of Mixed Race) 24x24 in., Oil on Mylar
Lara (Saudi Muslim Woman) 24x24 in., Oil on Mylar
Tony(Hardcore Punk Rock Badass) 24x24 in., Oil on Mylar
Sergio (Mexican American Artist) 24x24 in., Oil on Mylar
Steve (Mexican American Artist) 24x24 in., Oil on Mylar
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Brittany (Female African American) 24x24 in., Oil on Mylar 
Private Collection
Hannah (Of Mixed Race) 24x24 in., Oil on Mylar
Public Collection Texas Woman's University
Kim (Female African American) 24x24 in., Oil on Mylar
Public Collection Texas Woman's University
Shanda (Interracial Spouse) 24x24 in., Oil on Mylar
Public Collection Texas Woman's University
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