ABOUT: The kiss as a subject has long inspired artists, often with references to intimacy, passion, first love, long-lasting love, and so on and on. Here is the kiss of death. Is it an embrace of death, or rather an acceptance of all the stages and phases of our life, and what comes next? For me, the painting is a celebration.
ABOUT: Phones are ubiquitous, recording the moment to moment phases of our lives. The ability to photograph and video ourselves with such immediacy leads me to contemplate how we might record our own passing. Will me use our devices to audition for our place in heaven?
ABOUT: As the pandemic drags on, there are times when we feel we’re on hold, waiting, anticipating, in purgatory. Sophia and I were both masked for this session and this image, for me, speaks depths of how we were feeling. The painting can be interpreted on many levels.
ABOUT: Ellee is very active. She runs and rock climbs. It is evident in the strength of her body, and in the confident stride. The pose is about movement, transition, and passing through. The angel image with the mirror speaks to us about the ephemeral nature of life. The image is intended to bring us to contemplate this all too quickly passing life.
MEDIUM: Watercolor on paper DIMENSIONS: Not available at this time FRAMED: This Piece is sold Unframed.
ABOUT: I love the opportunity of using a mirror to present two sides of a person. We’re all fascinated by our own reflection. It is our opportunity to consider how others might see us, and a possible time to reflect upon ourselves – our appearance, our aging process, or our unique features.