I tend to save old paintings in a stack in my garage and often revisit them years later to see if I want to salvage or repurpose them in some way. Several months ago, I dug this painting out of the "scrap" pile and made some modifications to it. Originally it was called "House of Cards" because at the time (10 years ago!) I was painting a series about luck. This painting has been sitting in my studio for a few months, but I picked it up the other day and had an "aha" moment. Now, in the midst of a worldwide corona virus pandemic, the painting seems to reflect our current social isolation (everyone is spaced far apart). Eerie, right? My paintings often tell a story, but I hadn't realized how the story can change with the passing of time. "Story" paintings can take on a whole new meaning when viewed in a different context.
Artist Liz Walker
I'm a painter/art instructor who lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
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