"Being is something that constantly involves becoming." ~ poet Joy Ladin

Psychological and physiological states of being are the focus of my work. My paintings specifically center around vulnerability and "not-knowing", in-between experiences. In making work that often focuses on the feminine form, I celebrate my own vulnerabilities and desires, strengths and weaknesses; speaking from the most honest place that I can. 

Ultimately, through reflecting on the human body, I want to consider how our vulnerabilities and "soft spots" are beautiful and can support our power and agency.

Made with watercolor paint or Sumi ink on paper, the works range in size from larger-than-life-size portraits to small paintings on curled scraps and translucent papers.

 

Conversations, studio visits and commissions are welcome.


christine@christinearia.com

630.862.7979

Read more about my work Here and Here. 

Photo by Josh Colfer