Multiple explores an undefined period of time.

By repeating the same model throughout the work, there is some question as to whether the subject is there in the present or if they might be experiencing a long past distant memory. Perhaps they have a sense of restlessness brought on by an external force, or moments of uncontrollable discomfort or joy. It could even be something as simple as someone patiently waiting for a friend to arrive, or the anxiety one feels of some as of yet undelivered news.

The settings are sparse, permitting the viewer to bring their own interpretations to the event depicted, and to the duration of how it unfolded.

This is another deeply personal self-portrait. I will leave the backstory open to interpretation on this one, but always feel free to reach out should you have any questions about this piece.

The Chill
Acrylic on canvas,
24 x 30 inches,
Painted 2017 by Matt Cauley.


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