Red Hood by John Lally

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John Lally

Red Hood


60.96 x 45.72 cm | 24 x 18 in

Oil on aluminum composite

This work is on loan from a private collection.

“Amongst the silent, unyielding cold she stands resolute. Eyes affixed, piercing like the frigid wind. Her fiery coat and summer hair keep her warm. The forest is lonely yet she stands unafraid, confident for she has more in common with the wolves than the lambs.

This painting is not only a dedication to my niece but an ode to solitude. Too often we perceive solitude and loneliness as going hand-in-hand, but is this true? Is there not peace in silence? Comfort in solitude? Warmth in a cold world? Perhaps solitude can provide some answers the noise of company and chatter cannot, where we’re truly free to be ourselves—where we’re truly free.” – JOHN LALLY