The artist may be the author and storyteller, but interpretation is ultimately up to the viewer. The thoughts, feelings, reactions, or revelations that occur when we experience art as a viewer may not resemble anything the artist as the creator had in mind or intended to convey.
A narrative starts as only one side of a story and coming from one person is inherently unreliable; it’s the many interpretations by every viewer that expand the story and give it a richer, fuller life.
These portraits are not intended to be a straightforward representation of anyone, and indeed are not based on any specific people. For me they illustrate a singular moment, a passing glance, a cursory scan; there’s just enough there to set a story in motion.
I hope you enjoy, or at least are intrigued by my work, and I hope you find something in these paintings that speaks to you.
The Film and Lecture Series brings acclaimed documentaries and narrative films, scholars, authors, journalists, and poets to campus throughout the year. The series is designed to enhance essential components of education by providing audiences with avenues for exercising critical thought, appreciating various forms of artistic expression, and deepening cultural understanding.
An Evening of Classical Jazz: Rhapsody in Blue
March 24 • 7:30 p.m. • John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center
ECC Concert Band and guest performers will present an exciting evening of music including Artie Shaw’s Clarinet Concerto and the beloved Rhapsody in Blue, featuring soloists Kelly Austermann and Jennifer Judd.