Sunday, December 16, 2007


“mo” is another painting based on my day trip to Nashville. My first stop was at The Frist Center for the Visual Arts. The building is large, spacious and modern. There I viewed a group show entitled The Fragile Species: the New Art Nashville. In the show catalog, Director Susuan H. Edwards describes the works in this one sentence:
The Fragile Species: the New Art Nashville brings together the work of twenty-one artists who in various ways address the vulnerability of the body and the transitory nature of life.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"

My painting is a reaction to one piece, in the show, that I really liked. It is called Especially Considering Exposure and it is by artist, Barbara Yontz. Specifically I imitated hanging threads with my dots. My colors choices were a result of seeing the show as a whole. Many of the works had a medical feel to them.

Although the exhibit had its theme, my painting concerns my trip to The Frist, one of handful of stops in Nashville. Visiting Nashville was propelled by the fact Hurricane Rita forced closure of roads into New Orleans at a time when I was hoping to return home. It’s not every art exhibit that moves me to create art. However, this one did.

On a side note, this was the same week when I managed to contact my neighbor who was able to tell me my house fine except for some minor roof damage. This was in mid September of 2005.


  1. There's a subtlety to this piece that appeals to me.

  2. Thank you.

    When I was painting the dots, I was very nervous about how this piece was going to turn. This one did sell.

    Mo : )