42” x 60” Oil On Board
Cronin created this piece after traveling to Senegal with Go Do Go, an NGO that he collaborates with. During an interview Cronin shared where his inspiration came from. "Everything was hand-painted, police cars, street signs. You see the presence of individuality in that and the absence of mass production. Coming from the Western World, you see people living in rugged conditions and then everyone is dressed so nice. The women were wearing beautiful dresses and the men were wearing collared shirts and nice shoes. There’s a high regard for one’s self-image there. It said a lot to me about the idea of poverty and how people perceive it."