by Bobi Leutschaft Poitras
I painted this piece over the course of a few days, as a way to remind myself that I have not been the same person all my life. That sounds strange, but I am one who tends to move along, trying new things and sometimes leaving old ones behind.
This tendency has, naturally, slowed down with age and a feeling of being “settled” in Alexandria and among my peeps here, but I still have a longing to experience new things.
My face is left blank for two reasons. 1) I suck at faces, and 2) I’m still looking for myself.
I played one little trick – I signed my name on top instead of in my customary place at the bottom. Why? Because in the painting I’m looking down and I thought I’d make it a bit harder for me to find myself…
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I think artists should always be searching and fluid, never stagnant and predictable: otherwise new and innovative art would never emerge. So good for you Bobi! Keep on keeping on with what you are doing.
Thank you, Susan! And I do intend to keep on keeping on! 😉
Your work is expressive. And what Susan said.
Thanks, Lynne! 🙂