Here is the latest painting from my “Perspectives” series.  This one is entitled “She upstairs.”  A solemn, poised girl shows the viewer that she is opening up the attic in her mind.

The idea for this painting came when I was up in my attic for the first time, quite literally. Our HVAC was not working, which August in Austin is a terrible time to be without air-conditioning. Being the handy bitch that I am, I wanted to take a look at what was wrong and see if I could fix it in the future.  Aside from learning a lot about condenser lines, I also considered the metaphor of what going up into the attic could look like in terms of a painting.  This painting is pretty small; it’s only 6″ by 12″.

Please enjoy/reflect/ponder the result below.

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