Festination.

Festination; those small steps that lead to a shuffling gait, that in turn make walking extremely difficult, can be very frustrating.  Often it leads to loss of balance, freezing of gait and falling.  Such frustration was the driving force that led me to create this painting, though the frustration itself played no active role in the creative process.  It is an emotional response to merely one of Parkinson’s diseases many debilitating symptoms.  Ones outer shell is plain for all to see, however for once I wanted to do away with bravado and document my innermost, vulnerable, self as I struggle to stay upright and move forward.

Fffreezing-of-gait