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oil painting, school age, shy girl, hot colors, swirling water, beach


Fast forward four or five years. Barbara poses for a pouty portrait. It’s “A Girl’s Holiday" and she is at the beach. After Cindy’s death the family moved from New Jersey to Queens, NY. Not far from Queens was Jones Beach and I imagine a lazy, fun filled day. True to the original photograph, the older sister is not smiling and she stands ramrod straight. I imagine rage contained within her stiff body. Waves swirl and splash over her creating disorder around the statue, the hurt child.