These paintings are based off of photos that my father took. I started by looking through
old family albums and picked out
photos that evoked the sentiment
of the times. In the not so distant
past, the 1970s and 1980s,
as children, we played outside
in the fresh air,
went trick-or-treating down the street, rode bikes without a helmet, played board games like Monopoly and Uno, jumped rope, kickball, jacks, - we even invented games when there was nothing to do. We had the freedom to use our imaginations. There was a sense of unity and genuine interaction. This series was on display at the Harold Washington Library in 2018.