In this painting, I turned the five Olympic rings into five figures running for the finish line. The race is on to get back to normal, to find a cure for the COVID-19 virus, to overcome the pandemic. The postponed Tokyo 2020 Games, being held in 2021, are a historic and symbolic event. I made this piece colourful to reflect hope, joy, and optimism for the future, being respectful to the past and present but celebrating the future.
The Race Against Time is a symbolic image that captures this unique moment in human history and Olympic history. The Olympic Games celebrate life, youth, excellence. They are about taking part, doing your best, reaching for the stars. They are about pushing yourself, going beyond the expected, raising the bar. In this painting, there can be no single winner. We are all individuals, yes, but to win this race we must work together collectively, put aside our differences and become one global community helping each other.