Clowns are the observers in the Cirque. They are the distractors. While the main ring is active with an act, the clowns create ambiance around the other rings. This Harlequin Clown is observing. He is Seraphim, the youngest of the clowns.
I am working this year on a body of work that personifies America as acrobats, jugglers, Ringmasters, and balancing acts. Right now, I am working on studies for the characters in these scenes. The sketchbooks are taking shape and I am thinking of taking this to the level of a graphic novel. But right now, I just want to paint. And I am working to find my voice. I would love it if you would follow my progress here. Feel free to comment!