This painting depicts a garish birthday celebration scene. A central figure is collapsed into the cake, while a more ominous figure that represents time ecstatically cuts the cake.
Alexa Hawksworth's paintings feature fantastical scenes teeming with anticipation and mystique. Characters twist and turn as though viewed through a psychological strobe. Elastic figures perform as Janus-faced avatars in pursuit of self-expression, individuation and aspiration—ever caught up in the ego’s anxious negotiations. Hawksworth's works are at once alluring and playfully off-kilter.
Alexa Hawksworth’s paintings and drawings depict fantastical scenes where the mind and its desires escape the body—as well as the earthly realm. The artist’s compositions feature characters twisting and turning as if viewed through a psychological strobe; at the same time, elastic figures pursue self-expression while remaining ensnared in the anxious negotiations of the ego. Hawksworth’s compositions are teeming with anticipation and mystique, at once alluring and playfully off-kilter.