Thursday, February 10, 2011
So, I've been using folklore, my family history, and referencing paintings and other things that were significant to me as a child in my drawings for my new prints. I've given little shout-outs to Van Gogh and Escher so far, and next will be Magritte.
My first grade teacher showed me a book of paintings to encourage my love for drawing and painting. I remember seeing the Magritte painting "The Son of Man" and from then on that's how I pictured my biological father. I had/have never met him and to this day, I still see him as the man in a suit with an apple hovering in front of his face, obscuring it.