I’m delighted to be part of this collection of stories from artists that share events and their thoughts that led to a work of art they created.
The painting I’ve written about was “Prehistoric Violence” a mixed media piece 40” x60”. Typical of many of the mixed media pieces I make, the imagery and surface evolve together. There is no preparatory drawing. I searched for the edges of this figure within the reaction of paint to sand, water to paint.
Editing what didn’t say what was true and highlighting what brought the image closer to clarity, I carried on that way until I saw her.
The story is about her and the thoughts I had about how she might have lived.