Children in the Dark


The children, as subjects of these paintings, appear overexposed and vulnerable in the harsh light of the camera flash. Darkness falls heavily around them, and through it only suggestions of shadowy structures and dark figures can be made out, conveying an atmosphere of mystery, imagination, and excitement. Emotions are high, but because the subjects are children, it is hard to know if the situation is truly dire, or if it is all part of a game.