Saturday, May 03, 2008


At the library, I ran across a copy of the HMS Penafore using a photo of a teddy bear as its cover. Why? I suspect it involved some conceptual thinking one step too far removed. BUT, it inspired a fun image of my own.

This is the second in my short series of formal animal portraits. All three paintings have been earmarked to be sent in different directions, and tho the three may never meet again, somehow it sparks my imagination to picture the disparate futures they'll observe. And who hasn't fantasized about their own twin, separated at birth? Maybe it's my gift to over-conceptualization, but I'm secretly hoping for some soap opera-worthy reunions of framed silence.