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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, collective, community

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. #28 From the collection of Mary Alice McGurrin (Rest in Peace). Mary Alice bought 10 raffle tickets in 1999 helping me to raise money to go to Florence, Italy where I was part of the Florence Biennale. Her ticket was a winner and she chose this painting. The piece came back to me after she died. I added extra detail on the mouth in 2017 because her words and actions were so sweet and loving.