.1125 late 60s, completed 1980s

Plaster, paper, mixed media on wood. 29″x 18 3/4″. Collection of the artist.

I began painting the Madonna that is the foundation of this mixed media work when I was a preteen. From an early age I was visually attracted to an Early Renaissance sensibility- tho I don’t remember how I was first exposed to it—and to this subject matter; I can’t say why. Growing up, we attended church but would not describe our family as religious. I knew I wanted to be an artist and this was what i was drawn to paint. A year spent in Florence in 1974 deepened my affinity for this imagery and for the icon.

One thought on “.1125 late 60s, completed 1980s

  1. billroseberry August 14, 2022 / 10:01 am

    ā¤ ā¤ Some might not care, but it deepens my appreciation to know that there's a reason, a story, something uniquely personal behind the work. šŸ™‚


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