Launch Love (into the moment), oil on canvas, 21 by 12 inches, completed September 2022.
Who is the greatest living artist? Banksy, of course! I've always liked this guy, but when I found out that he had graffitied a wall in Jerusalem with an image of a young masked man throwing a bouquet of flowers; well, that was it. It is a rare artist who can point out problems without pointing fingers. Banksy has inspired me to more openly confront hypocrisy with art, in the hopes that one day someone will see something like Launch Love, have a good laugh, and go change the world. What if we threw fairy dust instead of Molotov cocktails? What if we launched love into the moment, whatever the moment may be?