Medium:Oil on Canvas
Height: 6 ft
Width: 16 ft
Multi-cultural social gathering; many people mingling. Woman in red drape dress with gold trim and man in gray suit at center.
"Painting, for me, is about observing individuals. The way a person walks, the way she holds an envelope, reacts to an unexpected gust of wind or smiles at an irregular thought. How he taps his foot during conversation or glances sideways at beauty. It's about sitting alone and thinking about everything, rethinking, rearranging and reducing my thoughts into a single truth and then explaining that truth in paint through an accumulation of lies.
Painting is constant failure. The ideas I form always require more skill, subtlety and experience than I possess. Consequently, every work is filled with passages where I've had to settle for mediocrity." - Ed Wong-Ligda