Line

These works make up the content of my first solo exhibition "Spit" which opened in August of 2013. I spent several months exploring the aspects of figurative line drawing, producing hundreds of portraits of myself and others, of which I eventually selected forty and displayed at Nashville gallery Ovvio Arte. These were created while writing and recording Those Darlins' Blur the Line album and used as a way to visually represent the same themes in which I was writing about. Some of these themes included body image, gender identity, and finding strength by exploring my own vulnerability. The title "Spit" was used to describe the drawings as abrupt and forceful ejections from my psyche, sometimes in a form of hatred or contempt, while also referring to the creation of a great likeness or "spitting image".