Alone Together I
acrylic on canvas
This symbolic post covid original is a reflectionof the thoughts I experienced walking around my neighbourhood during what will always remain a most surreal time in history. What struck me the most were the individual homes in my local streets as I walked each day (with my two black labradors). Each home had it’s own life going on behind the fences; it intrigued me everyday the stories behind those fences. We were all experiencing the lockdown as a whole, as a nation, as the world – but we were all alone either with our families or literally.
For me with my husband, it was a positive time full of creativityand sunshine but I was acutely aware that it wasn’t the same reality for many others. I was grateful for the time, the experience but I know others had a much harder time. I chose to represent the family units at Tamarillos (I use them a lot in my paintings) and I chose to use a round canvas as we constantly talked about “our bubbles”