Saturday, February 24, 2007

Here I Am

I found this painting in a thrift store. It’s my favorite kind of thrift store art: part marvel, part curiosity. The face is so beautifully painted–children are very difficult to capture–and the top is all amateur. The painter didn’t want to tackle hands so conveniently leaves them out of the picture. Most compelling to me is the date–05. I found it in November of that year. I added the commentary–she’s trying to tell us where she is, and we are left to wonder why she was abandoned.

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