Monday, July 25, 2011

Painting of Luis

Here is a powerful piece of artwork by a reader, who asked me not to identify who did the painting.

While I don't prefer that, I will respect it. So the artist in question shall remain a mystery.

I really love how this painting tells a story. It's Luis, and the white dust on his pants and shoes are ashes. I like how it speculates on Luis' past. After all, we don't really know where Luis was before his employment by Mr. Lynch, nor what brought him to where he is.

Or I suppose it might be Luis after the fire in the kitchen. He was pretty disturbed by all that. 

Very striking and thought provoking. Isolating the figure and the rosary against the blank background, to me, is very powerful.

So, thank you for this. You know who you are.