As surely as a raised fist represents revolution, Spy’s paintings are vivid images of basic functions and raw emotion, portrayed under the idea of evolution. She paints desires, insecurities, fears, and daydreams, through the eyes of a monkey in the reflection of man in order to connect all living things. A single subject strikes a pose on a field of color intense with pigment and symbolism. Consistent in message but not in form, her painting work varies dramatically from street murals to formal canvases, furthering the reach of her work from commissioned living rooms to back-alley disclosures. The accessibility of Spy's paintings unify accidental and critical eyes, and the simplicity of her images are inspired by the power invoked by a single raised fist.

water-color oil