by Allison Morgan
The Decayer Series explores ideas of guise, secret and fate. In each painting, the subject is transformed by an alteration to its body or shares the picture with objects of implied narratives. A layered reading begins to suggest the capacity of symbolism to reveal new truths. A Decayer is something that consumes the other; through the destruction of one, another emerges. The viewer is enticed to decipher meaning through the lens of his or her own history.