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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 seventh in the series. After my car hit the center divider of the freeway, it bounced off and headed straight into on-coming traffic and then stopped in the middle of the freeway.  I could not open my door, but I was helped out of my car by some wonderful people and laid on the side of the freeway to wait for the ambulance. I remember feeling like a tiny, broken-winged, very fragile bird. It was an odd and very distressing feeling.


Exhibition History:

"Interiority",  Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles CA., 2022. 

It was one of the two featured paintings in the show's announcement. 


"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. 7: Broken

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