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Masked

Masked

30" x 48" Acrylic on Canvas

This painting, Masked, was in the Sacred Body Show at the Lensic Performance Center in Santa Fe, NM and then displayed at the Wheelhouse Art Gallery. I was given a present by a local artist to have my photo taken. The photographer said I could use any of her props. I gravitated to a mask with feathers, put it on and felt totally uninhibited. Hence the idea for this painting arose.

Vincent

Vincent

30” x 40” Acrylic on Canvas

Just when I thought the painting of my model Vincent was complete, my journey with breast cancer, chemotherapy and radiation began. Unintentionally during this time I taped a Xerox copy of Vincent’s face, which was my reference material, onto the canvas. There were days when getting out of bed was difficult. For almost two years, throughout treatment, the painting sat on an easel. Daily I’d force myself into my studio and stare at Vincent’s profile with the Jemez Mountains in the background. When I felt well enough to pick up a paint brush I decided to hide most of his face by painting the taped on Xerox copy exactly how I had seen it. I then painted him getting smaller and smaller and in the painted version of the Xerox copy I drew his face in white pencil disappearing into the universe.

Masked

30" x 48" Acrylic on Canvas

This painting, Masked, was in the Sacred Body Show at the Lensic Performance Center in Santa Fe, NM and then displayed at the Wheelhouse Art Gallery. I was given a present by a local artist to have my photo taken. The photographer said I could use any of her props. I gravitated to a mask with feathers, put it on and felt totally uninhibited. Hence the idea for this painting arose.

Vincent

30” x 40” Acrylic on Canvas

Just when I thought the painting of my model Vincent was complete, my journey with breast cancer, chemotherapy and radiation began. Unintentionally during this time I taped a Xerox copy of Vincent’s face, which was my reference material, onto the canvas. There were days when getting out of bed was difficult. For almost two years, throughout treatment, the painting sat on an easel. Daily I’d force myself into my studio and stare at Vincent’s profile with the Jemez Mountains in the background. When I felt well enough to pick up a paint brush I decided to hide most of his face by painting the taped on Xerox copy exactly how I had seen it. I then painted him getting smaller and smaller and in the painted version of the Xerox copy I drew his face in white pencil disappearing into the universe.

Masked
Vincent