I only just realized that my suburban works now look like Covid 19 paintings. Those empty streets whilst everyone is in lockdown. The beautiful cold sunny days we have experienced remind me of living in San Francisco. The empty streets of my paintings have actually become reality. I think to myself, “How beautiful is the suburbia I live in.” Then a split second later I feel the anxiety of not knowing. Not knowing what will happen next, not knowing if eventually we will all get sick? Not knowing if my young university grad children will ever have careers or even be able to ever leave Australia again. Empty streets are to me landscapes of geometric shapes and color but let’s hope this summer brings some sort of normality back into our lives.
Queen of Suburbia
Australian Art, Suburban art, Suburbia, Printmaker, Billy Nye, Australian artist, Australian backyard