Homage to Richard Avedon's Tree
date created: 2008.06
medium: Mixed Media
size: 7" x 5"
In 1994 I had the great privilege of seeing Richard Avedon's retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City and attending a special lecture by the artist that was geared toward high school students. At the beginning of the exhibit was a funny photo of a young boy in relation to a tree with a flat top. The image has stuck in my mind, and unknowingly, I cut out a felt tree in the shape of the tree in Avedon's picture. This simple painting is an homage to the striking photographic documentation that was Richard Avedon's signature. Colored pencil, graphite, oil pastel, scotch tape, collage, enamel and craft felt on 7x5 in. acid-free drawing paper.
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