Burning Brushes [Self Portrait]

Oil on Linen 72 x 64 "
© Tina Mion 2005

It often seems that I am really alive only when I am lost in my work; that the act of painting creates a reality more real than everyday existence. Sometimes I confuse the year or season I am painting with the one I am living in. I have often been startled to find out it isn’t 1942 or that Christmas passed months ago. To show my split existence, there are two distinct places in this painting: where I sit, and the painting / window world behind, and there is no judgment on which has the greater reality.

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