A railroad fan once expressed his appreciation for my work by noting that unlike most paintings of trains, mine seemed to be moving. It was a great compliment and I think he got it about right. Certainly that has been a challenge and preoccupation throughout my art career.
In a new series of 12 paintings for St. Jude Medical Center I explore this interest, depicting life in that medical facility, focusing on people giving and receiving care. Through the scenes I choreographed my shapes so figures overlap, gestures exaggerated, creating movements that draw the viewer’s eye through the compositions. In the detail below you can see how figures, static and in arrested movement convey the underlying value we all place in the state of well-being.
The paintings of St. Jude are on display at Village Art Center, Fullerton, CA, through March 15, 2010. For more details click the website link below, go to the profile page and scroll down to Shows.
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