36x36 Acrylic on canvas, 2015
This piece started as a beautiful brush stroked painting. The white veil over a woman face and the purple whips that seemed to come down like hair. It all appeared as though she was falling at rapid speed towards earth.
The painting was so hard to capture in photos that I gave up on sharing it through virtual channels. When a dear family friend died of stage 4 lung cancer I took the painting and covered it all in a grey haze. It felt appropriate for this painting to hold my family’s grief since this man had been a genuine angel to people and to those he loved and cared for.
The painting sat like this for another year, depressing me every time I looked at it. Since I’m one for reinvigorating and reinventing, I decided to revive this piece with a bright new resilience of energy, and an honor to the legacy of love and joy this person left on the world instead of the grief of their passing.
It carries a bright and joyous energy now, one Skip would be proud of.