I’m currently working on a series based on the human condition, works that elicit a thought-provoking dialogue with the viewer. I use oils, acrylics, mixed media and charcoal to create an integrated body of works based on a theme. The theme for this exhibit arises from issues stemming from medical advances and better lifestyle choices that lead to living longer. However, what comes with living longer is adapting to the challenges of aging and maintaining a sense of purpose. In this exhibit, the issue is macular degeneration. The first painting depicts a former sailor who discovers the limitations of his challenge. Then, with the help of friends and relatives, he finds new purpose in life, first through the restoration of a boat. In the course of his work, he gains skills that compensate for his disability. He also goes “green” by recycling materials, adding even more value to his place in society. In the third painting, with his family and feeling a sense of triumph over the illness, he raises the sails and is able to return to the sea.