A Time For Silence

Emilia is a feminine given name derived from the Roman feminine name Aemilia. The Latin name Aemilius/Aemilia in turn may derive from the same root as the Latin word aemulus, which means to rival, excel, or emulate

"It Girl" Graphite Pencil on Paper, 30" x 30" approximately, Block in portion completed. I have referred to the unspoken communications that exist between people. There is so much weight in context that it is parsed out with the intention of being decoded, deciphered, understood. We call these miscommunications, anticipations, expectations, arguments. Going into this work it was my intention to explore the complexities between men and women. Very quickly I realized it was another opportunity for me to bang on about some woman or another that "broke my heart". Apart from realizing it was time for me to grow up, it also occurred to me I should stop speaking and begin listening. If I am so interested, wouldn't it make sense to ask and listen?  There are many layers to this work both in the physical process and narrative. Where am I to start in this process of decoding? I started with focusing on my model. I started with her name. And as her name states, a challenge has been put to me.

"It Girl" Graphite Pencil on Paper, 30" x 30" approximately, Block in portion completed.

I have referred to the unspoken communications that exist between people. There is so much weight in context that it is parsed out with the intention of being decoded, deciphered, understood. We call these miscommunications, anticipations, expectations, arguments.

Going into this work it was my intention to explore the complexities between men and women. Very quickly I realized it was another opportunity for me to bang on about some woman or another that "broke my heart". Apart from realizing it was time for me to grow up, it also occurred to me I should stop speaking and begin listening. If I am so interested, wouldn't it make sense to ask and listen? 

There are many layers to this work both in the physical process and narrative. Where am I to start in this process of decoding? I started with focusing on my model. I started with her name. And as her name states, a challenge has been put to me.