Created 2019. Oil on stitched canvas and linenMichael Mancari’s work explores themes related to birth, transfiguration and memory. The paintings involve various juxtapositions between painting languages, both representational and abstract language. For Desdemona, Mancari references Shakespeare’s “Othello” and tragic senseless death of Desdemona. In the painting Dayton 9 the loss of life has already occurred. The butchery of nine people by the infamous murderer. Too often in our society, killing is glorified and good becomes banal. The symbolism of the endless horizon within many works is to reference time, the past and innocence lost.