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Oil and charcoal on canvas

48 x 36 inches



In 1999, I was seriously injured in a car accident. Later, I created a series of 10 oil paintings that depicted symbolically my thoughts, emotions, and beliefs about this accident, starting from right before the accident happened until afterwards, in the hospital, when I knew I would be OK. The paintings were meant to be viewed like a storyboard from 1 to 10. 


This painting is the tenth and last painting in the series. It expresses the extreme elation I felt when I knew that I was going to be all right. A crazy mad euphoria. Yet, the small dark figure standing in the corner of the bottom of the painting is a sober reminder of my knowledge that we can take nothing for granted, and at any moment, it could happen again. Symbolically, this painting is vertical, unlike all the others which are horizontally oriented.


Exhibition History:

"Unframed",  Four Person Exhibition, Thatcher Art Gallery,  University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. , 2004

(Unframed--A Critical Review by Paula Birnbaum, P.hD, Associate Professor at UCSF can be read in the Press page).

The Accident, No. 10: Alive!

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