“The Rescue of History – John”
by artist Jim Stevens
Abstract Linear Painting (click on image for full view)
Portrait painted on a clear acrylic panel that floats over an abstract painted on a komatex panel. The portrait is painted without shading. The abstract painting creates all the shading in the portrait.
Two paintings – one image.
I painted this from a moment at an art gathering where I met John, a Vietnam war vet and fellow artist. He talked about all the loss in his life. A history of loss that started in the war for him. After listening to John, I knew I had to rescue his image, his very unique image, from a loss to history.
42" x 48"