Monday, June 14, 2010

Memories

This piece is called Memories.  It's mixed media collage portrait on canvas created for Ten Women Gallery Venice.  I get the window at the gallery in July and I wanted  to create a few new pieces to put in it.  This is the first of 3 that I finished for that purpose.
Turning 65 next year and still in touch with many of my childhood friends we talk a lot about the way it used to be and how fortunate we are to have been part of a wonderful era where it was much safer and simpler.  Being born and raised in New York was a magical time where you knew everyone on your block and everyone looked out for each other.  Life is so different now and it will grow more and more detached as the
years pass.
My "Memories" piece is my looking back and holding on to those experiences that will always make me proud and grateful to have been part of a generation when life was much more naive and trusting and it was a great to be an American.

6 comments:

Megan Hoover said...

beautiful!

Andrea said...

Hi Renee! I popped in from the bloghop - your artwork is beautiful! I love the memory book you made. I'll stop by often :)
Andrea

Rina said...

gorgeous!

Butterfly Works said...

I am a new follower and I have really enjoyed visiting your blog...
Beautiful Work

Anonymous said...

she is gorgeous and your work is perfectly executed!! I always knew you had it and you still do in spades. and yes we had the best of times---and would love a do over.

xxLaura

Jen Crossley said...

What gorgeous Work.