"Would you rather play a board game or play catch?"
"Would you rather play a board game and lose or play catch and win?"
"Would you rather have icecream or drink a smoothie?"
"Would you rather go for a swim in the ocean or in Barton springs?"
These were a series of questions between a father and a son. I was trying so hard to not overhear their conversations at the restaurant but their table was so close that couldn't avoid listening. With each question they got smarter, deeper and philosophical. The boy was no more than ten years old. One of the questions was, "Would you rather be tell the truth or hurt someone?"
This got me wondering about the many choices we make that shape our lives. At each step we choose, we decide and we write our own destinies.
"Would You Rather," stands for life choices.
This is a diptych. The pieces are heavily textured and are created with acrylic paints, oil pastels, alcohol inks and texturing paste.
Check out the detail pictures to get an idea of how textured this piece is.
The canvas sides are painted black and are signed. Canvas size: 12" x 36" each. This piece can hang either vertically or horizontally.