Sunday, December 2, 2012

Jerry at the Cottage

This week, my Twelve by the Dozen group unveiled our 12" x 12" fibre pieces on the theme of "Threads". Above is my contribution, a portrait of my father-in-law, based on a sketch made almost forty years ago. The sketch was one of a series done for an undergrad class, and is not unlike the drawings I am making now for my Cityscapes series. So in a sense, I am "picking up the thread" all these years later. Jerry passed away in 1980, but because of the "ties that bind", we can still recognize him and remember him in this portrait, made as he sat in his favourite spot, watching football on TV. Looking a lot like his son Ron, my husband. Another thread.

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