LAUGHTER

Five paintings, acrylic on six silk shantung trapezial-shaped canvases

AUGH

22, 24, 40, 48"

GHTE

8, 9, 24, 26" & 11, 13, 24, 32"

LAUG

 24, 36, 44, 48"

UGHT

21, 24, 27, 40"

HTER

 24, 25, 28,  32"

Objective / Inspiration

Upon completing a three-canvas work that acknowledged and commemorated my loss of innocence, which occurred when I was around five years old, I felt suddenly liberated from a huge burden. LAUGHTER bubbled forth into these paintings with saturated tertiary colors for the backgrounds, and impasto complementary primary and secondary colors to limn the captain’s chairs that have been studio companions from the 1980s to 2017.

The paintings may be hung in a variety of ways. As seen below, they require about 12 feet; attached about 11 feet.

 

The titles are 4-letter permutations from the word “laughter.”

LAUG

 24, 36, 44, 48"

AUGH

22, 24, 40, 48"

GHTE

8, 9, 24, 26" & 11, 13, 24, 32"

UGHT

21, 24, 27, 40"

HTER

 24, 25, 28,  32"

@Deborah Curtiss 2020.  All rights reserved.