the heart-rate series

rosemary, 2005
12" x 24"
oil on canvas

becky vs. the body snatcher, 2005
12" x 24"
oil on canvas

elliott, 2005
12" X 24"
oil on canvas

droogs, 2005
12" x 24"
oil on canvas

klaatu, 2005
12" x 24"
oil on canvas

escape, 2005
12" x 24"
oil on canvas

Description

Using a list published by the American Film Institute entitled 100 Years, 100 Thrills: America’s Most Heart Pounding Movies, I examined the emotional impact of viewing film. With a heart-monitoring device, I pinpointed the moment where my heart-rate jumped the highest and subsequently recreated these images in paint. This self-reflective experience brought forth a series that revealed my fears, phobias, and excitements, as well as a look at subjective experience in a highly objective framework.