Christina M. Tedesco

Christina M. Tedesco

And Just Breathe
9″ x 12″
sharpie, gouache on paper

My work deals with the contrast between balance and imbalance, control and the lack there of. Specifically, I explore the movement of the human body through space and time. My interest in the nature of the human form comes from living with cerebral palsy – a physical disability.

Over the years I have developed two caricatures that have allowed me to show how I see my body. The two caricatures often look like an adult helping a child or two friends. One of the caricatures acts as my cerebral palsy, the other caricature as my personality. The caricature can stand alone or become one.

My work tells a story, with many small moments that show the passage of time. All of my paintings, drawings, and illustrations are pieces of this story.

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