Friendship #5 at Vine Arts Center's Member Show
Friendship #5 at Vine Arts Center’s Member Show

My newest family of paintings comes under the umbrella of “Friendship: Complicated. Sometimes messy. Beautiful if you’re lucky.”  I made the first one in late April 2014, and I’ve been working on large and small ones (in between working on the WARM Project Lost Cave Paintings) ever since.

 

Some who have looked at  this work have suggested that it might be brains or kidneys or traffic jams or swarms of bees.  I prefer “Friendship. Complicated. Sometimes Messy…

Small Victory

Friendship…#5 made the first cut in the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition, but it wasn’t juried into the final show.

Consolation and a gift

Friendship #5 and some smaller pieces (above) were beautifully and artfully hung by Jack Mader at the Vine Arts Center’s Get Behind the Work #2 show.

Friendship #4.
Friendship #4.
Friendship #2
Friendship #2

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