This painting is of a street that I grew up on near my parent’s home in Richmond Hill, NY (a suburb of Queens, NY). After coming back from school on the MTA bus, I would always exit the bus on this street. It’s the same street corner that I would cross on my way back from elementary school, as well as the one I'd cross with my family after church.
The painting is a reflection of the multicultural working middle class neighborhood that I grew up in. From the cars tightly lined up, to the figure walking down the street holding plastic bags, each one of which are from well-known local corner stores. Especially at times like this, as I live over 400 miles away, the place and people that I grew up around are often in my mind.