(b. 1980, Annapolis, Maryland; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York)
Reunion, 2020. Watercolor and colored pencil on paper. Courtesy of the artist
Reunion depicts two dogs entwined in a tight embrace. As the warm weather of summer approached I wanted to address the issue of how we might come together following, and indeed during, a time of upheaval, uncertainty and change. The coming together, collision really, of two forms. Two friends coming together after a long separation, becoming one form through their closeness.
Sophie Larrimore is a participant in Art on the Grid, a citywide, open-air exhibition presented by Public Art Fund. Conceived in the spring of 2020, the exhibition features 50 artists’ reflections on the converging crises of the coronavirus pandemic and systemic racism in our country.