Candace Eaton
Why?, 2017
Oil on canvas

Candace Eaton of Northport, New York took the opportunity to reflect upon Freedom from Fear in this work, which comments upon the violence that has become all too prevalent in society. “Now,” said the artist, “our children stand along—their parents cannot protect them. Terrorism and the indiscriminate slaughter of the innocent had ripped that security away.”  In this painting, the lone child confronts the viewer, asking why. In addition to her personal work, Eaton is a courtroom artist whose drawings have been published in Newsday and on television.