Turned Upside Down

Turned Upside Down

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$300.00
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$300.00

This collection of portraits of my students is called my Simultaneous Worlds series. It is the​ ​​​product​ ​​​of​ ​the​ ​stress,​ ​passion,​ ​humor,​ ​fear​ ​and​ ​regrets associated​ ​​​with​ ​​​my​ ​​​role​ ​​​as​ ​​​an​ ​​​educator​ ​​​in​ ​​​the​ ​​​public​ ​​​educational​ ​​​system.​ ​In​ ​these paintings,​ ​I​ ​am​ ​examining​ ​the​ ​many​ ​dualities​ ​present​ ​in​ ​the​ ​everyday​ ​life​ ​as​ ​a​ ​teacher,​ ​but more​ ​specifically,​ ​in​ ​my​ ​relationships​ ​with​ ​my​ ​students.​ ​The​ ​work​ ​comes​ ​to​ ​life​ ​as​ ​the chaotic​ ​nature​ ​of​ ​a​ ​classroom​ ​full​ ​of​ ​teenagers​ ​collides​ ​with​ ​my​ ​gut​ ​instinct​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​order​ ​to any​ ​situation.​ ​A​ ​student’s​ ​engagement​ ​and​ ​disengagement​ ​can​ ​easily​ ​be​ ​interpreted​ ​in​ ​the facial​ ​response.​ ​As​ ​the​ ​intricacies​ ​of​ ​the​ ​expressions​ ​play​ ​back​ ​in​ ​my​ ​mind,​ ​I​ ​am​ ​inspired​ ​to create​ ​a​ ​simultaneous​ ​and​ ​balanced​ ​painting​ ​to​ ​transform,​ ​reflect,​ ​and​ ​reason​ ​with​ ​the experiences.

"Turned Upside Down" is an Original Oil Painting on a 10 x 20 inch stretched canvas. It is currently only available as an original painting.