Friday, June 6, 2014

Cold Fog in the Morning

                                                                 oil on panel 20x20

This was once this.
I did my best back in March but it just wasn`t something I wanted to keep looking at. That is a simple standard I can trust for my work, does it hold my attention?
I didn`t really know her writing, but I knew her story. When Maya Angelou died last week I thought "Oh shit, we`re on our own now". She made an art out of survival. It was wonderful to hear the tributes and listen to the excerpts from her readings and speeches. I ran across this little video of a beautifully filmed conversation she had with the comic Dave Chappelle, someone younger but with great moral authority as well.

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Maureen said...

I like this current version, Randall; the changes echo something of the feeling of a cold morning in a way that the former version does not.

Angelou was an extraordinary person. Her writing, especially her poetry (which I know better than her prose), is muscular and direct. Hers is a voice I hope future generations learn to listen to.

Libby Fife said...

You are right on that very simple question: does this piece hold my attention? I like an easy standard like that:0

I didn't know a lot a bout Maya Angelou. After reading about her I can see what you mean. Perseverance and moral authority about sums it up. The interview was good too-the end especially-but the audio on my end wasn't great. I caught most of it though so that's good.