Disquiet of the Night
Disquiet of the Night series paintings are comprised of familiar subjects, people, pets, and the animals in the wild. The work is inspired by the ambiguous time of day when nighttime descends. The evolution of night becomes a vehicle to convey the uneasiness and uncertainty of the known and the unknown that comes with gradual darkness. The brash juxtaposition of animals outdoors in their natural habitat and then indoors of the domestic scene are the fodder of these works. The animals in the home create a universal metaphor of order versus chaos…comfort versus terror. These reverberations echo what most of us feel at some point in our lives. What do we control and what do we have no control of? Does the hierarchy of nature rule over our society norms?