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Relativity, 2006, Acrylic on Canvas, 60in x 48in

Relativity, 2006, Acrylic on Canvas, 60in x 48in

I went through my storage and found this gem from my cellist painting days. The title is "Relativity", and is 60" x 48" painted in 2006. At the time I was working with the idea of multiple sounds of the cellists working in harmony. So I started painting two cellists on one canvas. When I hung it up yesterday for a client to see, I found it interesting that I am now putting two trees together in my current work. I enjoy seeing how the abstracted trees in my paintings, as well as the physical trees that inspired me, relate to one another. The relationship of subjects working together may be a recurring theme in my work.

I find one of the biggest pleasures of being an artist consistently working over the years, is that I can go back in time with my memory of past paintings and see what is consistent and recurring in my work and in my life.

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