acrylic on canvas 24 x 47 inches

Currently available in Hallowell at 3 page St at the artist’s studio gallery.

This painting was inspired by the flash of my headlights on a back road in Maine as I was coming home late at night.  I saw a couple at the side of the road for a split second going by.

This lingered in my head for years and evolved into this painting.  This small family that I zipped passed is at a crossroads in their life, a big change.  They seem together but perhaps are going to be separated for reasons that life has given them.   For them this is a very important moment they will always remember, for me it was an unimportant second on a highway.  This is how our lives go by each other. Our important moments are incidental to others.

I wanted to show what I saw, the flashing instant but flesh it out with the story from their side.  They of course, didn’t notice me at all…I was incidental to them.

I set them physically at a crossing of two roads and called the painting Crossroads to show their lives are at a turning point.