Developing Thoughts on Small Worlds

Stinson’s fine oil paintings explore the many ways in which individuals create their own worlds, and often cut themselves off from others. His anthropomorphic landscapes are particularly interesting when thinking about how people perceive the world because they are incomplete. The in-progress nature of this work is fitting when thinking about this idea because perceptions are always changing. Ultimately Stinson’s are inherently positive because their intrinsic beauty mirrors humans’ indomitable optimism in the face of hardship and struggle.