acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 36″ || purchase painting
Forbidden Forest represents the intense friendship that I shared with another man – a relationship that forced me to recognize that my fantasies and desires about men were becoming actualized. The forbidden forest was a place where I felt like I was forbidden to enter and to explore. For me, this period of time was my ultimate fall from grace. It was where I was metaphorically eating from the tree of knowledge and discovering a part of myself that I could no longer deny.
from the Personal Narrative series