In the Distance
Acrylic on canvas
20’’ x 16’’
This painting is based off a photograph taken back in my freshman year of college. I chose to paint this because in the moment I felt at peace with how my life was and found a new sense of hope for the future.
My paintings are inspired by my brother and his passing back in 2013. I use family photos as references as well as objects that belonged to him. Each painting represents a personal memory. I have chosen to keep each painting in grayscale to emphasize memory as well as a sense of loss. In Requiem, my main title piece for this series, I have used a picture that is a memorial picture as well as kept the painting more abstract to emphasize memory. I use these techniques to express my feelings of grief for the loss of my brother but also to honor his memory.