Monday, July 6, 2009

Oh Very Young

I made this painting for the show "Back in the Day" at Fabric8.
I wanted something that reflected the carefree joys of childhood, coming in from playing,
sitting on Mom's green linoleum floor while she mixes up a batch of Kool Aid.

I cropped the faces to de-emphasize the individuals in favor of creating a generalized environment
that was relatable to the viewer, creating a synthesis of sentimentality and authenticity.

The title of the painting comes from the Cat Stevens song of that era.