Art is a lonely business: you often make paintings or drawings in solitude. At times, being left alone leaves you with the quietude you need to sort out problems you’ve been struggling with. The self-isolation imposed upon us these days is, however, different. You cannot drive away the images of the thousands of your daily wage-earning brethren trudging along a lonely road home.
Contributing to activist groups that help these lonely souls brings in a little comfort but it does not leave you without the guilt of being helpless. These days we are totally indoors. Meanwhile, I try to make some drawings or small works as the big studio is closed — assistants having left for their homes.