Friday, June 26, 2009

America Celebrates

This is one of the hardest things I have done in a long time. I was invited to be part of a traveling exhibit whose theme was America Celebrates. After looking over the list of open holidays I chose Earth Day, which I thought was a theme that I could easily work with.

A few days later I got an email that that had already been chosen. Looking over the remaining topics I rashly chose Valentine Day. I was thinking of the box of antique valentines I had from my grandmother and mother. All winter I agonized of to present "love" in a non Hallmark way.

I began by making several small works in my normal style with shadowy figures. This is the result of that experiment. It is meant to celebrate love throughout life...from earliest friendships with friends, and relatives.....though the enduring love of 50+ years.


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