Still / Life


Acrylic on canvas

30 x 24 inches


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I can’t stop seeing.

I suddenly see a stairway for the first time; after having travelled it daily for years, it suddenly hits me differently. Time has gone by but has also stayed still. COVID 19 has played with our perceptions. I am alone on a longer journey down the stairs these days. The bright, welcoming kitchen is more distant and harder to get to.

All is still. The chairs are vacant. But the only sign of activity is a child’s ball waiting at the bottom of the stairs. Why have I painted it to look like a lurking COVID virus?

Through my painting, I need to show what I am seeing and going thorough–like so many others are but cannot express it.