“Don’t Look Back” is a parallel narrative of both the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah and the upheaval of the male stronghold in Los Angeles, or more specifically, Hollywood. In the Bible, Lot’s wife was instructed not to look back while a sinful city burned. However, the story says that she could not overcome her temptation or ties to the city and was turned into a pillar of salt. In this piece, the figure seems to understand the directive written in Hebrew, but is more definitive about following it. She seems resolute. She understands the loss, the damage, but looks forward to rebirth.
“Don’t Look Back”
Oil on board, 24x24”, 2018 @useformat @elloart @painting @ellopainting