Victoria Macfarlane, A Community of Music
24" x 30", Acrylic on canvas, CAN$650.00 Unframed - Available for Sale
I think we all were struck by the images of people in Italy, confined to their apartments, going out onto their balconies and creating music. The distancing required by the virus didn’t stop them from reaching out and trying to connect with their neighbours, creating music together. Since I started painting this painting, more examples of this appeared around the world, even on our small island. I chose some of the particularly memorable photos that were taken of people on their balconies and put them together in this painting. I imagined a neighbour tentatively considering joining them, with a violin, always a hauntingly beautiful instrument, often sad.