The Performance

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Life is a performance; we each play many roles



Several years ago, during a difficult time for our family as my wife was very ill, we spent long periods in the hospital. I found myself creating concepts for future paintings on my tablet by her bedside. It took a few years before I actually started painting them on canvas. These pieces have special significance in my life, beliefs, and values. They are inspired. This is one of the paintings.

During the many hospitalizations of my wife’s terminal illness, I found myself thinking of things I had given little thought to before. One prevailing thought was that we are here in the world, at this time, to do what only we can do, a performance in which we are the protagonist. There are no practice performances. How well we deliver this complex performance will define us for all posterity.

  • 30×40 oils on linen
  • Framed – Contemporary matte black floater frame
  • Signed – Lower right Moreno
  • Provenance – Currently held by artist

Additional information

Dimensions 1.5 × 30 × 40 in