Sunday, May 12, 2013

"She Always Wanted to Be an Artist", lithograph

This is a lithograph I made of my Mom several years ago.  It's drawn from my memory of her always working in the kitchen.  On closer inspection you can see the letters A-R-T-I-S-T on her drying towel.  She is one of the main reasons I make art today.  She would take me to our local Brooks Art Museum in Memphis once a month..  We admired works by Ingres, Marisol Escobar, Bouguereau and Walter Anderson. She rarely had time to make art when I was little but when she did it was magnificent. Most of my current work is about her.

1 comment:

Lisette Chavez said...

I wish I could meet your mom, she seems so amazing. A few years ago my mother said that she always wanted to be an artist and exhibit in shows like I do. I told her she was the first artist I ever met. I want to to have an exhibit with her one day.