Statement for Purple with White Polka Dots with Red and Closer
Both of these pieces are based on an experience I had at age 6. I was playing Wiffle ball with the kids in my apartment complex and a boy we soon discovered was a sociopath was up to bat. The batter told the group he wanted to go upstairs to get his brand new aluminum bat, instead of having to use the thin traditional one made of yellow plastic. Batter Up! I was pitching. “Closer…closer”, he said. Whack!!! He had hit me in the head with the bat. I fell down and blacked out. When I came to I didn’t know what had hit me. I saw the look on my younger brother’s face, he was ghostly white and crying. I looked down to the hot black tar and there was a pool of blood. I looked down at myself; my favorite jersey shirt and short set, once covered in a pattern of purple with white polka dots was now drenched in glossy red blood.