The Town Howls at Dusk

Uploaded The Town Howls at Dusk in Paintings section. This one was supposed to be just fun and devoid of any meaning–a sort of break from the heavier subjects I’d been dealing with. As I worked on it, however, I began to realized that it wasn’t so vapid after all. In fact, I came to realize that, if I had to summarize all that I feel is important in life, this would be one way to do it, I think. And that may be why this one feels very special to me–it feels like this is a painting I’d been meaning to do all my life.

The “2+ HOV” sign is something you see in some cities in the USA–it stands for “2 or More–High Occupancy Vihicles,” and it means that, you can’t drive in that lane if you are the only one in your vihicle. It’s a way for crowded cities to provide a fast lane for buses and carpools during rush hour, but I’m using it as a symbol that says, life is a road you can’t take alone.

The number 17 is a tribute to my dear friend Joanne Thomas who passed away in 2007–it was her special number. 

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