A Roadside Memorial

Roadside Memorial, a photography-based expressionist abstract 30 x 30 on canvas

Roadside Memorial, a photography-based expressionist abstract 30 x 30 on canvasYou 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.

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