Monday, October 13, 2008


On election night of 2006 I was driving home after a free screening of “Harsh Times.” It was a route I had taken many times before. At an intersection a jeep tried to turn in front of me. I was not able to stop in time. As a result of the collision my Volvo’s radiator was exposed. Everything in front of it hung down toward the ground. Fortunately I wasn’t hurt and neither were the teen boys in the jeep. The jeep had a dent in its side bumper. An officer talked to me and then to the boys. Afterwards he told me that the other driver would be held responsible.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"

This painting is an abstraction of the front of my car after the wreck. I wanted to emphasize the idea of the exposed radiator and parts hanging downward. Color did not figure into painting this one.


  1. Glad everyone involved was OK (well except your car and the jeep bumper that is). I thought that perhaps you chose grays for this work to represent calamity or perhaps the metal color of the radiator.

    What happens when you get to the end of the alphabet, Mo? :) You're almost there now. Just curious. :Dx

  2. daisy:

    The car was silver and had black bumpers and rack. Here's apicture of a current model. Mine was a pre-owned 2001 model. That should explain my choice of colors.

    Actually the last painting in this group has to do with the replacement vehicle. But, I'll say more when get there.

    Mo ; )