HomeAuthorWanna buy a wall? Last look at a mural I painted in 1977-1978

Comments

Wanna buy a wall? Last look at a mural I painted in 1977-1978 — 5 Comments

  1. I’m a little surprised it survived so intect that many years without being painted over. I know my high school has had at least w remodels since I was there and what I remember is long gone.

    • I was, too. Jean just sent me a bunch of other pictures from the school, including one other mural I did in the same classroom. I’m putting that into another post.

  2. The style even manages to be medieval! and is the lady *gasp* winking??

    I wonder how many ‘trivial’ artworks like this one are being lost because their home building lacks historical significance and is about to become rubble … imagine if the building were standing 1000 years from now, what would archeologists say about this painting? Wouldn’t be so trivial then, would it!

    (I like it. I think it has character.)

    • Thank you. I wish I could claim that the half-head error on the characters was intentional, and done for a period effect. However, in my case, it was sixteen-year-old primitivism in action.

      But the fact that the friar has his hand around the Wife of Bath’s waist was my indication that I’d discovered through Chaucer that real human beings lived in the Middle Ages. That people even back than had senses of humor, dirty minds, lust and passion, lofty aspirations, dreams and desires.

      That my own generation was not inventing what it meant to be human.

      That mural was the best way I had at the time to express that discovery.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *