This is recent work by Canadian artist Adam Lupton, from his series, What’s In Store For Me In The Direction That I Don’t Take?
I think most of us have played the What if…? game, wondering where our choices will take us. This struggle is very apparent in Lupton’s paintings.
On the artist’s website, a statement about the collection states:
“In the spider web of infinite intertwined universes, quantum mechanics instructs us that any and all possibilities are realized in one universe or another. These are the moments when everything is open, when all options are present, and all is undecided – mere destinies unfolding. Our choices shift into one plane of existence, the extension of every path still available, until we pick the red tie instead of the blue; harbor anger instead of compassion; attempt to fix it or break it; and all our possibilities collapse into the singular of what is, rippling outward from the moment of decision to affect our lives in ways unknown… The noise at the back of our mind wondering anxiously, ‘What’s in store for me in the direction I don’t take?’ “
Now, do I wear the heels or the flats today?
Images found here.