This series of paintings was inspired by a dream I had, after two remarkable people in my life were lost to contrastingly tragic deaths; one person had a decaying body and a healthy mind, the other had a healthy body and a decaying mind. Created in an effort to deal with the grief that accompanies loss, these paintings explore the ability of life to persevere, and of our will to pursue our passions, even in the face of death. They are a celebration of the beauty in the balance of life and death; of the possibility for growth to emerge from decay.
These 6 watercolor paintings hung as part of a solo show titled “Growth & Decay” at Carmen’s Cafe in Troy, NY from April until August of 2019. The original paintings are on heavyweight watercolor board. The originals with two figures (horizontal) are 20″ by 30″ while the ones with a singular figure are 15″ by 20″ and the prints I made of them are 11″ by 14″ and 8″ by 10″ respectively.