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oil, acrylic, ink, colored pencil, graphite, torn paintings, to-do lists, works on paper, portraits spark conversations, mixed media portraits, real people, paintings, conversations create portraits, self-portrait, contemporary art

Description

Each portrait in the installation has notes written on the reverse side. They reference the sitter, the process or what was going on at the time the painting was made. In this installation of 241 portraits, about 15 paintings had text revealed. #115 Another Saturday painting Jenn in her butterfly dress, sitting so calmly, no boys, no noise. I added ‘hydrogen’, the first element to Jenn’s portrait. Her home life was, from the telling of it, a time bomb… highly flammable like hydrogen. Somehow she balanced those realities… the calm, the ticking bomb, and the butterfly.