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"Two figures"

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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.

Disambulation
Precious Time
Stigmata
Better Idea
Moving Forward
Wither
Hand Nothing Works Weary Traveler

Wrong Move

Slow-down One Sock