|©2010 L.Ciacco, The Four Sisters Gather at the Dining Room Table. Acrylic, fabric, tissue on cradled board, |
8 x8 inches.
I lead a very isolated sort of life in a small village with my partner of 30+ years, far away from all of our family members. We also don't have much of a social circle, so my life truly reflects the Joni Mitchell line "I am a lonely painter, I live in a box of paints." Perhaps this lack of human contact is what's prompting me to paint people into my canvasses these days. At any rate, it's fascinating to find them appearing.
About the sisters who cropped up in this painting: I can't help but wonder why it is they've gathered and what it is they're so serious about. I like how each has her own distinct character. Lots of scope for the viewer to make up stories about them! My husband, perhaps due to his former identity of TV interviewer, feels they're looking at him and saying, "So, what's your story?" I'd love to hear what your take on the little tableau might be.