i love crowds.
the energy in the figures
have given me the opportunity to explore
degrees of abstraction, pattern and imagery.
inspired by light, movement,social interaction.
i want to infuse these elements into my art.
to portray a balance of realism
combined with loose abstraction.
causing one to compliment the other.
images I paint are people.
at dances, carnivals, sporting events, concerts
in restaurants, classrooms, nursing homes
on beaches, city streets, subways.
many of these places brought fun and companionship.
a chance to experience the same place, event
with a group of strangers.
2020 has brought the world to a standstill.
people around us are no longer accessible.
places shared together are no longer safe.
crowds of people have become dangerous.
people have become divided and antagonistic .
gatherings of large groups of people
will be okay.
yet, it will never be the same.
crowds now will carry anxiety, fear and trepidation.