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The Sybian

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The Sybian

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“You are the playground of which I have free reign.” -Nenia Campbell, Tantaliz

“The Sybian” is the fourth piece I created for the series. The Sybian is actually the cyborg, not the lady, and the painting is about her taking control of her own passion and celebrating it. While others may objectify her and while society may label her without her consent, she knows she belongs to no one and owns every inch of herself, seen and unseen. The emotions stem from a beautiful, liberating, personal experience that I’m not at the liberty to openly discuss.

The inspiration for On Pistils and Powderkegs snowballed after I’d moved to Chicago. I was captivated by the steampunk-y nature of The El’s architecture. It was stunning in a really non-organic way. I loved how unpolished, powerful, and essential it was to the daily lives of so many. At the same time, Chicago is home to breathtakingly lush parks. Flowers, trees, beautiful foliage is everywhere. These two seemingly different worlds co-exist perfectly in a city home to so many beautiful, vibrant cultures.

That juxtaposition lead me to ponder technology’s impact on our romantic relationships and sexual identities, which is the root of this series of paintings.

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“You are the playground of which I have free reign.” -Nenia Campbell, Tantaliz

“The Sybian” is the fourth piece I created for the series. The Sybian is actually the cyborg, not the lady, and the painting is about her taking control of her own passion and celebrating it. While others may objectify her and while society may label her without her consent, she knows she belongs to no one and owns every inch of herself, seen and unseen. The emotions stem from a beautiful, liberating, personal experience that I’m not at the liberty to openly discuss.

The inspiration for On Pistils and Powderkegs snowballed after I’d moved to Chicago. I was captivated by the steampunk-y nature of The El’s architecture. It was stunning in a really non-organic way. I loved how unpolished, powerful, and essential it was to the daily lives of so many. At the same time, Chicago is home to breathtakingly lush parks. Flowers, trees, beautiful foliage is everywhere. These two seemingly different worlds co-exist perfectly in a city home to so many beautiful, vibrant cultures.

That juxtaposition lead me to ponder technology’s impact on our romantic relationships and sexual identities, which is the root of this series of paintings.