Monday, March 15, 2010

Forgotten People Series

9” x 12”
acrylic and toner transfer on paper

This is the first painting in a series called Forgotten People, which I did a few years ago and will feature occasionally. Using scans of old photographs bought at an out-of-town antique shop, I was fascinated by their strong faces and period clothes. I created a name for each person, wished to respect their dignity, and wondered about their life story.


  1. wouldn't it be fun to do them with the photos of people who's stories you do know or is part of the enjoyment in the wondering?

  2. Good point, Von! I do enjoy using a photo of my Great-Grandmother; I've altered it many ways.

  3. A real interesting project.
    Old clothings and faces are so fascinating.

  4. Thanks, Diana; I quite agree.