Portfolio > Artistic Beginnings: Dashed Dreams

mixed media scene father holding infant, summer, empty swing
mixed media on paper
58 x50"

%Repose" describes a hot summer afternoon. The original snapshot cut off my father’s head. Their image of tranquility was truncated. In opposition to that image I drew my shadow within the iconic Adirondack chair. That hastily captured moment of rest was forever lost to my sisters and I, never talked about among the family. Even though the envelope was found, everything I painted or drew was just a shadow, a vision through a glass darkly. Nevertheless, the shadow of Cynthia’s death was always as palpable as summer’s heat