Oil and Spray Paint on Panel
30 x 50 in.

This painting deals with the topic of Deployment. It touches on the emotional exhaustion it takes to say goodbye, and encompasses the joy of a hug to say welcome home. There are two opposite thought processes portrayed in this single painting.

Farewell: Attempting to physically pour out the heart into the other so that their touch, essence and feeling lasts the entire deployment.

Welcome Home: Squeezing as tight as possible, hoping every feeling, hardship and story that was encountered will pass from one to the other without words.