For Grandma

February 28, 2015

It's finished just in time for my March exhibit!

The goal of this painting is to capture the feeling of having to continue with everyday mundane activities in a time when you feel permanently altered by an event such as the death of a family or friend. For me, the lines represent anxiety, shock, and fuzziness within that moment. This 4 x 5 foot (currently untitled) painting is a self-portrait of me doing laundry following the recent passing of my Grandma, whom I loved on a level all on its own. 

 

If my Grandma could see this she would say 'Shit Car! That looks like it took a long time' and 'I like the colours'. 

 

This is for my Grandma who continued doing the mundane chores of her life throughout incomprehensible, life-altering, and tragic events, while maintaining a heart of gold through it all.

 

I am inspired to continue on through life past the obstacles and hardships as she has done.  

 

 

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