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.