Pink No. 2

Today, I display the second of the ‘Pink’ series. Yesterday I explained that Willem de Kooning’s work, Pink Angels, inspired me. This painting was a mix of  pink body parts strewn on a mustard-yellow background. The pink shapes that I used were also body parts, but instead of being the violently torn-apart appendages of women, mine were parts of my brother Michael. Mike is my older brother who is very low functioning, autistic and nonverbal. I spent a good deal of my life (and the first year of this blog documenting my efforts) trying to figure out what our relationship was.

When I was photographing Mike, I used techniques I learned from many different photographers to capture his image in different ways. I learned a lot about him and myself from those pictures. I am trying to do the same thing by looking through the lens of different painters’ eyes.  I am now realizing that biographical information is important to consider when looking at the paintings of these artists. It gives one a better appreciation of the environment within which visual masterpieces were created.

Watercolor: Abstract - Pink Pieces #2 After de Kooning 011617

Pink Pieces #2
12″x9″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

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