48" x 36" Oil On Board
One of Cronin's earliest pieces, Home features a large dragonfly overlaid with splotches of matted paint. Outlined with a red form that is suggestive of a heart, the figure is the focus of the work. With a soothing blue background, Ryan is sparse in his attention to color. With few details and and no build-up of shadow the words and strokes rest suspended in the picture-plane. The strength of the mark varies exposing the artist’s hand in the process of creation.