Mankind’s Biggest Hero Isn’t a Man
2017, oil on canvas, 40 x 51.5 inches
The evacuations happened so quickly that it was as if the city hadn't yet realized it was deserted. Televisions streaming to empty rooms. Street lights illuminating barren roads. Warnings sounding for no one. Fleeing from the impossible was a regular occurrence these days.
With the people gone, she could get on with her work without distraction. The last thing she needed was to worry about who was underfoot. She sized her opponent up from the shore. She would have looked the beast in the eyes if it had any. Instead, all she could do was stare down into the depths of its jaws as it rushed the coast.