Carry Your Flag
Acrylic and Spray Paint on Panel
24 x 36 in.
This painting carries a lot of weight literally as well as metaphorically. Through whips and slashes of grey toned spray paint and layers of paint washes comes a chaotic smokey grey world in which this firefighter subtly blends into the background. The emphasis is not on the carrier, but on what is being carried because it is the only part in color. But this does not make it the most important. It is tough to carry something greater than yourself even though it may put you in danger. Every mark in this painting is purposeful and has meaning, leaving the viewer clues as too why it is painted how it is.