“Between A Rock And A Hard Place”
Inspired by the well-known quote, “Stuck between a rock and a hard place.” This painting reflects my ideas of youth. Today, many of us have every available resource needed to succeed, yet we still feel lost, even with opportunities presented to us. “Between a rock and a hard place” describes my interpretation of this dilemma – offering at least two possibilities, neither of which are ideal. With this concept in mind, I re-appropriated an image of a close friend. With his back facing the audience, the figure stares off into what appears to be a paradise. He longs to find his own utopia, but first he must climb.