My reflections about each painting submitted speak to a few themes that I have been contemplating during ``the time of covid.`` I have been thinking a lot more about the space that my body inhabits. I think this is partially due to my return to Western Mass after 12 years of living in the South. There is a return to a previous life in these works, which speaks to a yearning for something not-of-this-world.
The paintings put on different outfits and try out different personas, with the sole purpose of finding quiet, safety, and simplicity. It can be difficult to find this, as the characters depicted in the paintings look for comfort after experiencing violent, vulgar, and anxiety-inducing moments of day-to-day life.
Zoe Sasson is based in Williamsburg, MA
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