Anthem is a semi abstract painting partially referencing classical torsos, the same ones referenced in "Lily" and "Stay the Course". The torsos are flanking side panels. The center area is composed of two top and bottom panels. These two center panels are the same image, just flipped and painted with opposing warm and cool color schemes. These panels reference a photo of a found meter abandoned in a vacant lot, all of the gauge dials were left crushed, beaten and disfigured.
My intent was to reflect the then present state of chaos we all witnessed last summer, coming from what seemed to be all directions
- the pandemic, the protests, unfortunate rioting and the political climate at large. Anthem is meant to conjure a state of polarities, chaos and perhaps collapse. Classical figures juxtaposing dysfunctional gauges setting the course to ?
Framed in a soft gold floater, approximately 1 inch deep.