During the creation of this painting, I was between houses and studios. Life felt precarious, disorganised and scattered. I kept misplacing my belongings, losing pairs of glasses, clothes, books and other possessions. One of the places I was leaving was a studio in a run-down fibro house on Hewitts Avenue, Thirroul. I’d only moved there a month before but felt attached to the place and to a sense of potential or vision of the future that I felt whilst working there. So, this is an ode to those memories and imaginings glimpsed on Hewitts Avenue, and a meditation on feelings associated with transience when travelling or relocating.
Nick Santoro, 2019