Thursday, January 22, 2009
I have heard it said that an artist creates out of passion, of love or of anger. I think that I have painted from both ends of the spectrum, but mostly a deep, deep LOVE for which there are no words. This Christmas, I gave each of my 3 sons a portrait of himself. I wanted to give a gift from my heart at this point in their younger adult lives and at this point in my life and career. I call the format "Jailhouse Portraits" as each work shows the face from three viewpoints. This whole notion was stimulated by trips to the post office long ago, where bulletin boards were emblazoned with images of criminals. Anyone that studies a human face will understand that the face changes from minute to minute and individuals reflect many many looks all in the course of an hour......fun.....left, right and center.....I LOVE YOU.