This piece was created for a group exhibition in London of 45 selected international artists, each freely answering the question "what is the point?"
We are just too different. City bombed, marriage annulled, law passed, verdict decreed, a tone of resignation, an admission of defeat. Eyes averted—look the other way.
What did we ever see in each other? How could I have loved you? It was so easy when we were young; innocence and naivety only see the good. When did we start to fear each other / hurt each other / stop being friends? You, who are so very different from me. You just don’t understand.
Back up, pare down, get to the root.
Do I understand? I am so very good at this / at that / with them. The mirror you hold shows me more than I want to see—I did the best I could—nobody’s perfect! I don’t need you. Can I love myself for that? How can you still love me?
Two are better than one. There is never a breakthrough if nothing is ever broken. Away with the old—there is freedom in growth! You can be strong where I am weak and I will comfort you and be your home. That is the whole point of it all, isn’t it? Learning to love and to trust. Reconciable differences.
Oil on canvas
80 x 100 x 2 cm
Signature on front with certificate of authenticity
Ready to hang, unframed