The Sun Casts a Shadow-toxic series
Mixed Media, 2020
68 x 45″
Since the pandemic quarantine began, I found myself increasingly drawn to my older landscapes, often losing myself in contemplation while gazing at these previous images.
In my artwork, I portray the empire of entertainment in a state of economic crisis. The use of crimson red ‘x’s’, reminiscent of the markings seen on the doors of plague victims in 1654 London, is incorporated to symbolize the pervasive spread of fear and potential infection throughout the city. In this new world we find ourselves in, the skies grow quieter, the sounds of birds become more noticeable, and nature displays a resilience that surpasses its decline. It serves as a reminder that even amidst uncertainty, we should acknowledge our shared responsibility and unity as we move forward together.