Before the Show

Before the Show, oil on canvas, 30” × 36”, 2009.

Before the Show
Oil on canvas, 30” × 36”, 2009.

This is a juggler in transition, turning his back to us. He’s watching the ship and is already somewhere else, ignoring his juggling clubs and his groupies. He might decide to step into the chessboard of choices, already crisscrossed by three other characters; but their paths eventually loop back to him following the low wall and his clubs, inexorably worsening his indecision.