Wednesday, May 6, 2009

visceral reaction

The heart is amazing. I did two heart drawings after having my own broken a few years ago - I shared them with a friend who grieved with me - left them with her temporarily, and then lost touch with her. Ah, but I'm glad to have them in her keeping. I did this painting last year; I wanted to make it beat and pump and glisten on the board using oil paint and palette knife like a scalpel. Some people don't like this painting, others really love it. One of my children has it now; she was one who seemed to have a visceral attraction to it. She used it as a prop in a play in NYC and told me many of the actors liked it, too!

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