Humility, 2001
Humility – oils on board, 48″ x 48″, 2001.

It was created in the aftermath of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. I happened to be living in NYC at the time and worked in Times Square. That was a day of trauma for most of us. I sought to portray how one can find healing through reconnecting with their environment… being “humbled” by the natural world around you. The opposite of hubris; particularly the kind that would lead people to hypercapitalism and reactionary acts of terror. The moon, shining in the darkness, represents a hope to which an individual might give their soulful attention in challenging times. The tree in the background represents what’s to come once humility is embraced.