2000: A GALLERY

2000: A GALLERY

 

PORTRAIT SERIES

This series of portraits encompasses the theme of Lilian’s gallery: nostalgia and memory. The original childhood photos were provided by family members and friends, and the portraits are redrawn with Lilian’s signature touches of surrealism, vibrant color schemes, and imaginative settings. In addition, the use of crayons and colored pencils (evocative of childhood art) adds a dreamy dimension to these pieces.

 

CALABULELE

Acrylic & Sharpie on a concert-size Ukulele

 

CIRCLE OF COMPOSERS

Acrylic on a vinyl record; Composers (in order): J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, L.V. Beethoven, F. Chopin, J. Brahms, I. Stravinsky

 

VINYL CLOCK

Acrylic on vinyl with clock mechanism installed

 

MISSING: HAVE YOU FELT THIS FEELING LATELY?

Wood, nails, neon wires; Music from “The Passing” by Steve Roach

Every once in a while, “missing” flyers for a certain dog or cat appear around the neighborhood, held to lampposts by hastily tacked pieces of tape. These home-printed signs often capture a feeling of loss that is difficult to escape one’s attention. In some ways, they can expose a person’s own emotional status: what have you lost, if anything? And what do you hope to find, someday? These questions are especially familiar to those who have undertaken the journey of growing up, or those who are in the process of growing up. Leaving one’s childhood behind may seem like a daunting venture, but perhaps it also leads to the quiet appreciation of the good days and the pleasant moments, simply for having existed.