Fourth of July

oil on wood 40.5 x 51cm (16 x 20″) 300€

I came across these three teenagers leaning on an ice cream truck during a Fourth of July parade in Berkeley CA. The threshold between childhood and womanhood was so apparent to me: girls in sexy short shorts (a couple of them still housing childish hips), but not 100% aware of the signals their outfits broadcasted. The dreamy look of the girl on the left, the shyness of the girl on the right, and the bold look of the centre girl (the most mature looking) captivated me. And yes, this was before—not that long ago!) everyone used their cell phones for cameras.