Waiting for The L Train, oil, 24"x36"x 1 1/2", 2018/ man & woman

                 Waiting for The L Train, oil,24"x36"x 1 1/2", 2018/ pink sweater

               Waiting for The L Train, oil, 24"x36"x1 1/2", 2018/ two women & man

                       Waiting for The L Train, oil, 24"x24"x 1 1/2",2018/ red phone

                        Waiting for The L Train, 0il, 16"x20"x 1/2", 2018/ black hair girl

                        Waiting for The Ltrain, oil, 24"x20"x1/2",2018/ green jacket

                       Waiting for The L Train, oil, 20"x16"x1/2", 2018/ blue shirt girl

                       Wating for The L Train, oil, 20"x16"x1/2",2018/ red tshirt

                                 A Woman's Back View, oil,16"x12"x1/2",2018

                                               Baby on Red, oil, 10"x8"x1/2"

Waiting for The L Train, oil, 18"x36", 2017 / pink girl

Waiting for The L Train , oil,  22"x32", 2017 / blue & blond

Waiting for The L Train, oil,  22"x32", 2017 / black beard

Waiting for The L Train, oil, 20"x30", 2017 / red jacket

Waiting for The L Train, oil,  22"x32", 2017 / purple necklace

Waiting for The L Train, oil,  18"x36", 2017 / blue & green

Waiting for The L Train, oil, 20"x30", 2017 / blue jacket

Waiting for The L Train, oil, 20"x30", 2017 / red pad

Masumi is Waiting for The L Train, oil, 12"x12", 2017/ Masumi

Waiting for The L Train, oil, 20"x30”, 2016/ black hair

Waiting for The L Train, oil, 20"x30", 2016/ blue jean jacket

Waiting for The L Train, oil, 16"x12", 2016/ gold

Waiting for The L Train, oil, 20"x24'', 2016/ dark blue boy

Waiting for The L Train, oil, 20"x16", 2016/ sunglasses

Waiting for The L Train, oil, 24"x36", 2016/ young couple

Waiting for The L Train, oil, 16"x12', 2016 / black sunglasses

Waiting for The L Train, oil, 20"x16", 2016/ green

Waiting for The L Train, oil, 12"x16", 2016/ black cap

Waiting for The L Train, oil, 2o"x16", 2016 / gray suits

Waiting for The L Train, oil, 12"x16", 2016 / brown hair

Waiting for The L Train, oil, 22"x30", 2016 / Kathy&David

                                Waiting for The L Train  24"x18", oil, 2016

Waiting for The L Train  24"x30", oil, 2016 / gray t-shirts

  Waiting for The L Train  24"x30", oil, 2016 / Paloma& Lura

L Train Platform,35"x50"
L Train Platform,35"x50"

L-platfrom, 42"x60", oil, 2012

Waiting for The L Train,24"x20", oil
Waiting for The L Train,24"x20", oil
Waiting for The L Train- red dress,  oil, 19'x25",2013
Waiting for The L Train- red dress, oil, 19'x25",2013
Waiting for The L Train-flower patterned dress, oil, 19"x25", 2013
Waiting for The L Train-flower patterned dress, oil, 19"x25", 2013
Waiting for The L Train-flower dress, oil, 20"x24",2013
Waiting for The L Train-flower dress, oil, 20"x24",2013
The Boy on The Platform, oil, 16"x20",2013
The Boy on The Platform, oil, 16"x20",2013
Waiting for The L Train, oil-couple, 30"x20",2013
Waiting for The L Train, oil-couple, 30"x20",2013
Coney Island-beachball,oil, 48”x8”x1.5”,2014
Coney Island-beachball,oil, 48”x8”x1.5”,2014
part of the painting
part of the painting
Coney Island-wandering, oil, 48”x12”x48”x1.5”,2014
Coney Island-wandering, oil, 48”x12”x48”x1.5”,2014
part of the painting
part of the painting
Portrait, oil, 14’x17”,2014
Portrait, oil, 14’x17”,2014
Portrait, oil, 14’x17”,2014
Portrait, oil, 14’x17”,2014
Paper Crown, 12"x12", 2012
Paper Crown, 12"x12", 2012
L Train Platform, 24"x36", 2012
L Train Platform, 24"x36", 2012
L Train Platform, 18"x18", oil, 2012
L Train Platform, 18"x18", oil, 2012
 blue s L Tain Platform 20"x 23" ,2012
blue s L Tain Platform 20"x 23" ,2012
Waiting for The G Train, oil, 18”x24”x1.5”, 2012
Waiting for The G Train, oil, 18”x24”x1.5”, 2012
Greenpoint Platform- boy, oil, 12"x24, 2012
Greenpoint Platform- boy, oil, 12"x24, 2012
Apples, oil on canvas, 20'x24"
Apples, oil on canvas, 20'x24"

I have been picking out figures of people on crowded subway platforms of the L line in New York City since 2012. I have noticed that most are anxiously awaiting the next train and checking their cell phones. Their minds are focused on this small device or beyond it while texting conversations with others, although their bodies are still on this mutually shared platform. It is as if the fundamental elements of our lives are altered and divided by each other and even mixed and fused together.  

 

Painters must often cope with time and space as they set their subjects on the two-dimensional medium of a canvas, similar to actors on a stage or objects in a box.

 

 

However, I feel that I should apply time and space between (not in or on) people's figures on my canvas, at least for the figures I paint in New York City.