THE STORY:  “... She was fascinated by graffiti and how it could tell a story about people, politics, culture, and society in general. This one piece of a boy painted on an old ravage wall captivated her attention. The artist positioned the child where the sidewalk met the wall, therefore creating the illusion that he was standing just in front of her. Her eyes could see the peeling paint and the old grill on the wall to his right, but still her mind skewed reality. She felt like she could step forward and comfort this young boy after losing his balloon. Maybe she could grab it before it got too far away! You see, she assumed he’d lost his balloon and felt sad. But when she looked closely, his arm wasn’t reaching for it, in fact, he seemed quite relaxed. He wasn’t longing for his balloon; he had let go of it and was watching its journey with the curiosity of a child. How high would it go? How much time before it would be windswept out of sight? She began to imagine it getting smaller and smaller and eventually disappearing.  Suddenly, she was startled! A large transport truck passing behind her, jolted her into reality. For a moment she was confused, and then realized it was just a painting on a wall.  She burst into laughter and continued on her merry way, that is until she got distracted by...”

Letting Go - 16" x 16", Original Art

  • Original

    16" X 16" X 1.5” thick sides painted black

    Original Art on Gallery Cradled Panel