© 2000 16x 20 oil on canvas board by Janet
the painting of my brother. It well may be my best painting.
readers might like to know that the painting, when seen at a
distance, appears to be composed of things and personas sucked
into it from the surrounding room. This was not a planned effect,
but one that is true anyway. The center of the vortex seems
to be the glass into which my brother is pouring a mighty stream
of vodka. The title of the painting is "Ooops"
inspiration for this painting occurred during a month I spent
in Hartford CT, supposedly helping to provide 24 hour supervision
for my brother at home while he recovered from a brain injury.
Among a long list of activities he was not to attempt, some
with, some without SUPERVISION were most definitely drinking
alcohol or driving a car. The tiny figure at the left is the
guy returning to him his car keys. The other persons in the
picture are me and my mother, and both the social worker and
the speech therapist assigned to his case. Oh, and Jesus. Jesus!
My brother's astute response to all my SUPERVISORY advice to
him was, "Who's sister are you?"