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Painting of people eating at table

Split Salt

 

Painting of police officer sitting against wall

Flash flash but it wasn’t the police

 

The paintings explore the relationship between myself and my father. The meal captures the isolation within any relationship. Two adults now – childhood adulation replaced temporally with separation and difference. Isolation despite proximal nearness. The second portrait sympathetically observes his attempts to keep together a complex family during huge social upheaval. Adulation replaced by realistic respect and more honest understanding of responsibility.