UGA Outliers, 2018
92 x 61 cm, oil on canvas
This painting is premised on the Malcolm Gladwell book Outliers: The Story of Success and the concept that it takes 10,000 hours conducting an activity to become an expert. The circles or markers in the painting represent individuals. The grouping at the bottom of the painting is the large baseline collection of individuals.
Those markers at the top of the painting, represent Outliers. To be sure, there are many Outliers teaching us and amongst us. Several of these individuals are notated by their initials on outlying markers.