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Thank you!

February 5th, 2010 (05:36 pm)
awake

current mood: awake

Because of the interest some of you have expressed, you can see a few photos of my "True Colors" paintings hanging at Té House of Tea by following this link to my Flickr set. After February, I'll have a link in my sidebar to a better view of the canvases. Of course, if you're interested in purchasing one or more of the paintings, I'll e-mail you clearer photos RIGHT NOW! =)

Like all paintings, they're more vivid in person than in photos--so you Houston folks need to go to Té! It's on the corner of Woodhead and Fairview in Montrose, and you couldn't ask for a better place to chat with friends, write, knit, play on the Internet, eat, and drink tea. I'll be spending a lot of time there this month, and if you want to hang out, let me know and we can arrange it.

The photos include shots of Tom, Tim, Lindsey, and Rhonda doing all the work. They, along with Lynne and Kathy S, have been the best cheering squad ever. Thanks, y'all!

From my artist's statement, this explains what I was doing with the series:

On each of the 18x24-inch canvases in the "True Colors" series, one 4x6-inch section is a solid color that gives the painting its name.
Though the other seventeen sections are different, they're connected by repeated colors and patterns. In this way, the paintings remind me of human diversity: We're different, but we're all connected.

I chose the name "True Colors" because I believe those of us living during the decades beginning in the 1980s will be judged by posterity not for our technology, our wealth, our art, or our governments. We will be judged by how we responded to first sufferers and fatalities in the AIDS epidemic: those people marginalized by poverty, color, and sexual orientation. It's through either the manifestation or absence of our compassion that we show our true colors.

We are different, but we are all connected.

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