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Without Question

Chris Patterson's avatar Chris Patterson

Referenced from a photograph that I took in Barcelona, Spain🇪🇸 in August of 2019, I call this piece Without Question. It's a graphite illustration that depicts three talented acrobats stacked on top of each other and performing in the streets to a crowd of dozens of enthusiastic onlookers, backed by the city's historic architecture. Fast forward just a few short months, and a scene like this would no longer be possible almost anywhere in the world. Borders would be locked, facial expressions hidden behind masks, six feet between strangers, entertainment events cancelled, and the health of loved ones and ourselves at risk due to a sudden and unknown virus. The pandemic, without question, has had a unique impact on every one of us. My motivation behind selecting this scene for this year's ArtPrize, was to point out how easily we take for granted so many aspects of our lives, and thus, where we can become more mindful in finding gratitude; for possessing gratitude is a means to a joyous life.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: .5mm
  • Medium: Graphite
  • Width: 30 inches
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 40 inches