A few years ago I began
to make work that showed two figures together. This was a challenge because
my subjects were usually lone figures often in a state of crisis: their
overt emotion and antic gestures suggested an existential struggle. So,
the challenge was: if two figures are together, then why are they together,
what are they doing, who are they? These paintings are some of the answers
to these questions.
I have always wanted my art to show what it feels like to live in the
world at this time and place. To that end these paintings can be seen
as metaphors of shared vulnerability. The people in these pictures help
each other; they struggle, fear, and hope together.