You were warned that there would be some color coming, and here it is: “Roadside Memorial” is a photography-based expressionist abstract art piece envisioned on 30 x 30 gallery-wrapped canvas, created with Painter and a bit of vision.
My selection of color palette came from the original image itself, a roadside memorial to a mother and her children – killed in a head-on crash …all because she became distracted for a split second by one of her children. Now the flowers are fading, becoming once again part of the earth – just as the mother and her children.
Shocking? Sad? Unfair? Yes to all… that’s just how live is, sometimes.
At one time I had been working on a series of images of roadside memorials for a possible book (a deal that is still potentially out there). This one happened to be first in the series, in part because it happened nearby on US 101. . The expressionist treatment a la Painter gives it a more striking feel than the plain, documentary-like photograph upon which it is based, I think, and adds poignancy to an already poignant story.Art, Expressionism, photo