“e.strange”
ABOUT THE PROJECT

In this series of 11 paintings called “e.strange”, young people are paired with beautiful horses offering a commentary on the
effects of modern communication devices found world wide, contrasted with the ‘old world’ origins of the equestrian portrait.

Each painting portrays a seemingly contradictory set of parallel worlds, yet the two subjects, human and horse, are subtly connected through their unique personalities and appearance.  While presented as a double portrait, the two subjects are nonetheless separated by the young person’s absorption in an unseen world, “intentionally disengaged” through cell phone
and i-Pod, as well as by the horse’s seeming unawareness of its human counterpart.

I wish to pose questions about the directions in which contemporary digital communications are taking us and whether this constant exchange of information actually prohibits real communication.