What's Past is Prologue: That was then, This is now. (Paintings)
The title is derived from Shakespeare's TEMPEST-Act II Scene 1.
The past is the predicate for the present which in turn sets the stage for the future.
Mirroring the ancient Greek concept that art is always in a state of "becoming," this series portraying iconic paintings demonstrates that artistic expression can recontextualize art from the past .
The series serves as the basis of a continuum of unique permutations and iterations, acting as a bridge from the past to the present.