Inverse Glare, Memory Block
Medium: Oil on wood panel.
Size: 20 x 24 in / 50.8 cm x 60.9 cm.
This painting was one of the first that was created for this show and also perhaps was one that took the longest to complete. The pressure to create good work and be the center of the attention to this degree for the first time is unsurprisingly terrifying. Inverse Glare, Memory Block was one of those pieces where I was afraid to make a mistake, worked very hesitantly and overthought it much of the time when I was making it. The irony about this painting is that the composition and “inverse” effect was entirely an accident, and a happy one at that.