Oil painting on Canvas board
Ready to frame
Signed on front
12 " h x 9 " w x .25 " d |0 lbs. 8 oz.
I was striving to paint a figure on a highly textured surface. I really like the variation in mark making and the glow of her hair against the darkness. This piece is painted on linen mounted to wood.
St. George, Utah
Utah-based artist McGarren Flack captures everyday moments of human vulnerability through painterly realism. His career as a paramedic brings him face-to-face with people at their most helpless moments, which inspired him to contemplate the nature of being vulnerable. Whether sitting alone in a cafe or unknowingly dropping a possession on the street, the human condition is always subject to powerlessness. “It is important for me to share these scenes because I believe it will help the viewer connect to humanity,” says McGarren. “There is no escaping the feeling of vulnerability; it is blind to skin color, social status, and age.”