oil on canvas on panel (unframed)
Sitting in the car, driving towards the sunset.
‘Diversion’ displays the power in Burton’s works as the scene is comfortable and relatable to most viewers, though at the same time may feel cold and undesirable. The gaze of the driver is detached, as if busy with her driving, while we, as the viewers, look in on her daily errands. Similarly, Burton himself expresses his difficulty in painting these scenes despite how recognizable and familiar they are. He associates the car interior with his inspiration from cinema, as this representation is used often in movies where the figure becomes the protagonist. And so, while the figures are no one in specific, they are often inspired by films or series.