Burning Brushes [Self Portrait]

Oil on Linen 72 x 64 "
© Tina Mion 2005

Cakes figure in a lot of my work. For some reason in the United States, whenever there is an event — birthday, anniversary, holiday, etc. — someone will rush forward with a cake. Indeed, just bringing a cake into a room creates an event. Add lighted candles and it’s an even bigger event. Candles have come to symbolize years or the passing of time, or time passing into memory. I mark time by paintings, so I have replaced candles with paintbrushes. Every time I complete another painting, a brush is extinguished, and a part of my life is exchanged: an image of all that remains of the lost days. Read more...

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