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.
Jan 2009 to February 2010