Here and After is about the journey of mortality.
I took a photo of a young man setting up a sunflower stall in Havana, Cuba. He didn’t like me taking his photo, so I gave him a mask, a bird skull, much like the medieval Venetian plague masks. The colorful street, the sunflowers shedding their petals, and the man (now) in the mask, made me think about the duality of the image, the vibrancy of life contrasted with the man’s journey into the world of the mask.
18″ x 24″ oil on wood with kinetic, wired petals. In private collection.