Matthew Doszkocs

Region: South

 A teenager stands in front of a fallen tree, which although damaged has managed to bloom. The girl’s posture holds clues about her emotional state. The rough brushstrokes and scratched surface both contradict and complement the quiet emotional tone, striking a precarious balance. Somewhere between a social media snapshot, landscape painting, religious iconography, and film still, the subject matter becomes death, loss, grief, perseverance, courage, and hope.