I decided to use traditional oil on canvas as my medium. the edge of the canvas becomes the threshold. to articulate the space in a 2-dimensional medium i needed an image. the human form is the ideal choice because the boundaries of the human body are universally understood. i selected a classical iconic male model to ensure that the content is not mistaken for editorial social commentary. in the end, what i have created with rectangles are completely contained works of art with no lines, background, color fields or image to extend beyond the threshold of the space.