Oil on canvas
36 x 48 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 fourth in the series. It represents the moment right before my car hit the center divider of the freeway head-on. I wanted to represent how my consciousness was focused on my awareness of the pure violence of the impact that was about to occur. I love the intensity of the eyes, the contrast between the face and the abstract brushwork around it, and the green shadows under the bangs.
"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.)
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