I really enjoyed seeing this happen in real life. The woman unknowingly dropped something and a man picked it up and ran it back to her. They talked for a bit which is why it is titled two cents, the loss of something and the conversation that followed. I really like the high chromatic green and contrast in this image, and especially the narrative.

- McGarren Flack

Two Cents

Oil painting on canvas board

Varnished and Ready to frame

Signed on front

16" h x 20" w x .25" d
1 lbs. 9 oz.



McGarren Flack
St. George, Utah

Getting to Know McGarren

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.”