Images of Amazing Grace, Oakland CA 94611 USA

KABUKI

This small painting (16″x20″) was done during the summer of 2005 in remembrance of early childhood times, when my older brother and I were given one box of Crayola brand crayons to share and last the year.  We would have knock-em-down-drag-em-out fights over who got what colors.  My particular favorites as a small child were burnt sienna and prussian blue, perhaps because they reflected the deep sky of early morning and the color of the soil on the Illinois prairie farm where we lived then.  Mother gave us stars for various “good” behaviors, so they are generously included in this collage of acrylic and random elements.  When she saw this painting, Marion Parmenter, curator and co-founder of SF MOMA’s Gallery at Ft. Mason, said, “You should never sell this painting.”

(16"x20")

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