Quiet Now 1
Painting description: 11"x14" acrylic on canvas panel.Painting no longer available
Quiet Now was created in September of 2007. In the center and at the top of the painting is an impression of a female’s face. In the center of her mouth and to its side begin two strong black sludge marks that run the length of the painting. The center sludge mark is a finger raised to the female’s mouth indicating a command to be quiet; thus the painting’s title “Quiet Now.”
The black sludge marks belong to an outside party, and he commands her silence. His command is illustrated as imposing and tainted. The red hands are the female’s and illustrate her violent resistance to his command.
Quiet Now embodies the emotion that the artist experienced in a past romantic relationship, where the outside party was unfaithful. He attempted to silence the artist’s attempts to uncover the truth by insinuating that the artist was paranoid, and his words felt like sludge marks intended to taint her.