Play the Fool
I’m working on a LARGE painting (80cm x 180cm) = (31,5″ x 70,8″) called PLAY THE FOOL.
I still need to add more color and put in the faces of the figures. My six grandchildren have been models for the characters. I work from photos. I start with acrylic but quickly move on to oil, my favorite medium. I add mixed media, too, like handmade papers and torn prints of my own.
When I look at my work, it’s about characters from literature, theater, carnival, circus, ballet, and so on. I like to tell stories and that I do on canvas. But of course, the story varies according to the reader (onlooker). Just like when a story is read from a book.
I recently listened to a TED talk by Ethan Hawke about the role of CREATIVITY.