“Neighborhood & Tricycle” is one from a series of paintings – “Neighborhood”, which I created recently, since I moved to London.
I came to London for a short visit, but my trip lengthened due to the coronavirus lockdown. I found myself spending much time in my AirBnB. Looking out through the back window, I was exposed to a new world, and I was inspired to create a series of paintings, the “Neighborhood”.
The changes in color that took place outside, day by day, hour by hour, captivated me. There was a schoolyard that felt as if it was trapped by the houses around it.
Neighborhood,” my initial acquaintance with the world outside my window. It was as if I had just met a new friend.
“Neighborhood & Tricycle,” A child’s tricycle caught my eye. It had been left in the schoolyard, and the sky and houses around it were smiling.
“Neighborhood & Girl Jumping on Rope,” was created when I saw a young girl jumping rope in the schoolyard under a dreamy sky.
“Snow in the Neighborhood,” is a quick painting I did at the sight of the season’s first snowfall.
“Hey, who’s the new one in our Neighborhood?,” a painting I made when I saw the surprised look on the girls’ faces who looked at me, as I was looking at them.
Working on these paintings filled me with joy.