By Tara Williams
Artist’s note: My concept for this painting is the feeling of being disconnected from America, like a neighbor you catch glimpses of, but still don’t know. I wanted it to reflect the moment one finally realizes the appalling things that occur in this nation on a daily basis. While creating this painting, I also realized that it could take on other interpretations. Some viewers have expressed their own to me on social media.
Tara Williams is an illustrator and works primarily with gouache and watercolor. Her background is in graphic design. She is known for her vivid colors and rich attention to traditional techniques and fine detail. Follow her work on Tumblr and on Instagram.