It is one year almost to the date that I will have my first solo show in exactly ten years so I thought I would put together this blog to let my fans see the development of the show.
It has been a long hard road since my show at Bert Green fine art in 2000. Personally, I went through divorce, marriage, death of my sister and the birth of my son. A total restructuring of life and now fit my painting into the late hours of the night. Existing off of about 4 hours of sleep. All these factors are playing into the work. The title reflects this. "Flesh and Blood" has obvious religious connotations yet it is the corporeal that I am concentrating on. Middle age, body starting to show signs of decline, the loss of my only sibling, the wondrous birth of my son (against all the odds I should mention) and of course my own mortality are all wrapped up in the work that is starting to emerge from my studio.
I will post pages from my sketch book, new work and other musings regarding the progress and one year journey of the show. I hope it brings a more insight to the creative process.
John U. Abrahamson