This Place Has No Meaning Without You, 2001
Oil on canvas
72 x 48 in.
It has statistically been proven that happiness is most often found when the quality of pleasure is accompanied by another individual. Which also creates a profound memory.
The canvas is emblematic of the wheel of life. Under a macro lens, human behaviors are patterns that often repeat ad nauseam. Likewise, the painted strokes repeatedly zig and zag.
The canvas tears are moments when the trajectory of life moves to another level. Piercing the pattern, up or down. Self-imposed or otherwise.
Despite this, the accompaniment of another helps make it worth while. Hence the title.