Monday, March 10, 2008
(This is a painting that was accepted into Riversea Gallery's Imprints of Memory show. Acrylic on canvas panel 11 x 14)
The Messenger relates to a childhood experience. On a beautiful afternoon a stranger came to our front door to inform our family that a close relative had been gravely injured on the job. My life changed forever in those few moments. Describing The Messenger in paint was oddly comforting. The stranger told us something on an otherwise perfect day that seemed inscrutable, but by exposing his harsh cruelty, I confront him..as unfeeling as he was then, toe to toe.