Sunday, February 21, 2016
Mixed Media on BoardPainting #195 - In Age of Opportunity, by Lawrence Steinberg, we learn that a fresh set of standards by which to judge the behaviors of adolescents are needed. Sadly, when I was working on this painting two teenage boys were killed because of their engagement in a thrill-seeking activity. I was shocked by the lack of empathy from people who were quick to judge the situation. Steinberg’s book helped me understand the science behind the teenage brain and why perhaps this terrible tragedy happened. This painting depicts an informed and compassionate society who worked together to help protect adolescents from themselves.