Robert Fontenot

Region: Pacific Coast

I work in a variety of media, including oil painting, bread-dough sculpting, hand embroidery, appliqué, and other forms of needlework, while exploring themes of intimacy, victimhood, civic and cultural responsibility, history and mythology. Action/ Adventure Dreams is an ongoing series of small oil paintings that draw on images from popular culture to elucidate the fragile connections formed between men. The images isolate moments of congruence to pinpoint the actions that bond desire with danger, blending the overwhelming need for kinship with the harsh realities engendered by intimacy, masculinity, and a propensity for self-harm. But in a hot way.