18” x 24” (46cm x 61cm) acrylic and charcoal on canvas
This piece was originally painted in 2018 for Trenton’s Art All Night show. The show used to literally be open all day and all night for a weekend, but that year was canceled due to a violent shooting on, I think, the opening night, cutting the show short. I liked the piece in concept but not I’m execution. It’s been hanging in my studio, asking to be re-painted, which I’ve finally done. The original words (and implied meaning) that were painted on the original were: expect (more), need (more), love (more), experience (more), kiss (more). I still like those ideas, and remnants of the words and some of the backing brushstrokes poke through the new, re-imagined work.