Ford Smith captures the Christmas spirit in this reflective and beautiful painting that tells the story of holidays in 2020.
It is a story shared by families here and across the globe, gathering in smaller numbers, confined to smaller worlds, but they are unshakably determined to make holidays bright during this rocky era navigating Covid as a society.
There is gratitude for the safety of loved ones as we look for silver linings and rejoice in the true meaning of the season. The warm glow of abundant friends and family will be distant now, as Ford portrays in the harbor lights dotting the shore.
But then he charges the atmosphere with radiant hope—and the forecast of abundant gatherings and brighter holidays in the year to come.