2010, Oil on Italian Linen, 152 x 152cm

We are all of us alone from the moment we are born. For the rest of our lives we are trying to communicate with each other. From time to time we succeed. It can be through love, companionship and friendship. Or it can happen at an intellectual level when listening to music, reading literature or witnessing a great performance. At these times, we feel a one-ness with humanity.

For those fortunate enough to have found this state, it is a connection they strive to repeat their entire lives. Sadly, there are periods when we all fail to achieve this state - and for some, it remains elusive. They can be surrounded by others and feel entirely alone.