Lip Bite Melissa
Paul Simon in Kodachrome said, “If you took all the girls I knew when I was single and brought them all together for just one night, they would never match my sweet imagination and everything looks worse in black and white.” The artist wanted to find out if this was true. He invited all of his greatest crushes to come sit together for a painting. The painting led to several other works. When the artist took headshots of each girl it seemed to the artist as though each one was doing something specific with their mouths: a lip bite, a pucker or corner curl. Crushes is a series of drawings exploring this.