Paintings > Generation Public

Inspired by present-day parents wishing to protect their children’s privacy online, I began to wonder what family portraits would look like if past generations had also safe-guarded the identities of their offspring. Public Generation is the result of that curious notion. The series is 10 images representing each decade of the 20th century. Intentionally comedic, the familiar image of family has been coupled with modern day emojis painted in the style of the times, resulting in an image that seems historical while simultaneously contemporary.

August 1953
Acrylic on canvas
76cm x 61cm
2019
Ma and Pa 1916
Acrylic on panel
122cm x 92cm
2019
Nan With Anne 1982
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 46cm
2019
Me, Mom, and Dad 1974
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 46cm
2019
Elizabeth and Edward 1905
Acrylic on canvas
76cm x 61cm
2019
Charles and the Girls 1993
Acrylic on canvas
76cm x 76cm
2020
Our Family 1945
Acrylic on canvas
102cm x 76.5cm
2019
My Father With My Sister 1966
Acrylic on panel
76cm x 51cm
2019
Bombay 1920
Acrylic on canvas
71cm 56cm
2019
A Day at the Seaside 1931
Acrylic on panel
61cm x 122cm
2019