'Whether we are headed in polar opposite directions, in a hurry or super intentional with our one and wild life, we all look a little like 'liquorice allsorts' to the birds. There is something poetic about that to me."
From the artist, Mies:
"There was a brief moment where I thought about making a series on once everyday things that Covid had taken away from me. One of these losses was the experience of crowds. Man, I love the atmosphere of people gathered. But then I realised, I didn't even know how much I valued this phenomenon until after lockdown. In a sense, Covid had actually given me the joy of the masses. Because there was a brief moment in time where our streets were empty, I am able to appreciate their occupants more today than before. Essentially then, this could be a series about what was lost, but I prefer to see it as a series about what I had found. I had a ridiculous amount of fun making these (seriously, I felt a little guilty, that’s how much fun)." I hope they bring you joy."
55" x 55" (140 x 140cm)
100% acrylic on stretched canvas.