This photo was taken of Alexander when he was seven when he was playing at a concert. He is a Suzuki violinist. Started playing when he was five and a half.
In the hooked piece. I tried to get the sense that it was evening and there was movement of others behind him. Although I did not want to include others in the piece, I wanted to leave the viewer with the sense of motion as others were moving around and creating shadows.
This is another snapshot portrait, 7" by 7", mounted on 10" by 10" gallery wrapped canvas. It is hooked from scraps. I am calling it Me and My Violin.