In The Crowd
In recent years, just as our world has shifted due to COVID, so has the implicit meaning of the crowd, bringing a new context to this series of paintings started in 2012. In these times the crowd has come to represent a simultaneous yearning for the physical connection and the existential anxiety stemming from the fear for our safety. This sudden and dramatic change has forced us to consider the difference between what the crowd once meant and what it means now. This shift has reignited an interest in this subject matter for me as it doesn’t carry the same meaning that it had before; suddenly there is more to be said.