the ballerinas

 

the ballerina series is a collection of paintings that examine the confluence of grace and elegance with otherworldly power and strength exhibited by these performance art athletes.  my primary inspiration for this body of work was misty copeland, the principal dancer for the american ballet theatre.  

grace
grace

oil on wood panel, 24" x 24", 2016

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delta a noche
delta a noche

oil on wood panel, 24" x 24", 2016

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leap of faith
leap of faith

oil on wood panel, 15" x 30", 2016

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cloudy
cloudy

oil on wood panel, 18" x 24", 2016

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en fuego
en fuego

30" x 15", oil on wood panel, 2016

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