In 2005, I was living in Brooksville, Fl , living on a 5-acre plot surrounded by even larger plots and plenty of seclusion to paint. I had my own studio and no one around me to influence my painting. I was showing my work at the time; and is often common with artists, there can be a lot of isolation in between exhibits. Obscurity's Hunger is a darker theme - the large cityscape where homelessness is omnipresent yet overlooked because of indifference or desensitization but yet there is often acts of compassion. I was painting largely from memory of my visits to cities like Newark, NJ, Trenton, NJ and even New York City - Penn Station, as an example.
What I pulled from the threads of my memory of graphic scenes like this was the loneliness of isolation. I remember a book I had read - that the most important thing a human being needs in his/her existence is to be recognized and validated. Really, sometimes it can be as simple as a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, a warm embrace - but often much more - food, shelter, dignity.
This painting was not done to spotlight those in power who live for attention, or who seem to attract attention at every turn because of who they are and what people perceive they can get from them . Instead, this painting focuses more on the downtrodden, the isolated people who suffer publicly and often privately.
This painting was sold and no prints are available.