Oil on Canvas
34.75" x 38.5"
I have often approached the inception of a painting in the same manner that I approach a conversation with a new acquaintance. I establish a dialogue with the colors, forms, and media and eventually, the conversation takes on a life of its own. Three For All is a collaboration on the part of three individuals namely, Peter (age eight), Emily (age twelve) and myself. I equipped both of them with paint and brushes, divided the canvas, and asked them to converse in colors rather than words. I served as the mediator for the purpose of confining the topic. The resulting work is merely a visual transcript of that exchange.