Friday, July 17, 2009
The Last Time We Saw Our Friend Chris
Although the people are painted in my self taught folk art style, this is obviously not a happy situation. Our dear friend Chris was killed in a head on collision 2 days before Christmas in 1993. He was the loveliest person , a generous soul, with a great laugh and wicked sense of humor. As I do with so many experiences in my life, I work through my thoughts, feelings and impressions by painting. In this painting we see Chris surrounded by the beautiful stained glass at the feet of Jesus. His sister, brother and parents are all at the front with the Mom facing directly at the viewer as if confronting us with her pain. All the people sitting and filing in were talking, comforting and shaking their heads at what a loss it was for us all.