Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Forgotten painting from the past

 Greg's Gypsie Dream, 11" x 14", oil on panel, 1996?

This gifted painting recently emerged from a friend's collection. He had described a dream to me, and I had a very strong visceral reaction to his description. I remember the piece well, but it's still a trip to see one's own work in person, after a long separation.


Nomi Lubin said...

Wow, look at the Vuillard figure in the background.

Like this a lot. Must be very strange to see again after so long.

MaryAddison Hackett said...

Very nice.

I was so heavy-handed back in the 80's.

Crossed said...

Sorry, I did not know your art prior to 2005. Is this yours? Were you collaborating with Ed Sanders at the time? I see alot of the same symbolism that I see in his paintings. The wedding dress, the crucifix, and possibly a ray of light.

Carla said...

Yes, this is my painting. It's indicative of most of my work for the 20 years before mid-2000s.

I'm honored by the comparison with Ed Sanders. Ed was a good friend and his persistence was a great inspiration for me. We had a two-person show at In Vivo, and there were odd specific similarities. Two very different paintings sharing the exact linear composition. I don't think I saw the more meaningful connections back then, but certainly do now.

This is a dangling area of an old web site that has a lot of my older work. It's not linked to an active web site.

Nomi Lubin said...

The portrait "Vic" is riveting.