Between The Sheets
by Laurel Shear
My paintings are fueled by my experiences with lust and loss, ecstasy and grief. The bed serves as a metaphorical frame for two types of death: la petite mort of lovers and the ultimate ending of life. The bed is rectangular; it undulates, moves, and receives stains like a traditional painting. Tangled and unkempt bedclothes resemble body parts. The confusing masses become the record of a night’s sleep, evidence of the stillness of a bedridden body or enactments of multiple orgasms.
Laurel Shear is a painter currently living and working in Austin, Texas.