The past couple of years have enveloped me in a strange web: loss of a loved one; COVID isolation; loss of place, having relocated twice; and change in self identity as I am about to enter my 7th decade.
I show the image below as one of a series of abstract portraits of Mike, who, as those of you who have been following me for a while know, is my older brother, who is autistic, nonverbal and low functioning. This series was completed 6 years ago when I felt that I had no more ideas to visually depict Mike and my relationship with him.
I am emerging from my funk and have just started going to art museums and reading about art of abstract expressionists. This has sparked some ideas and I hope I can incorporate them into some new work, to take up where I left off.