Portfolio > Figure studies and portraits

My first large narrative piece, painted in 1989. It would take a book to explain it all, but the image of the boy came from a photo I took of a kid leaning on the edge of a fussball game at the Strandbad Wannsee in Berlin. Another boy entirely--Scott--posed for the reflection. The Air Force uniform in the closet is mine, the cello I rented, the little gourd on the dresser was given a scare by Scott. Oh, and as for the meaning of the head manikin on the floor, you'd need access to my therapist's notes to get it.

Painted in Los Angeles while studying with Jan Saether
Oil on canvas