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In her travels, Lise loves to photograph her experiences. In this particular trip to Cuba sparked a story emerging a body works that she would like to paint and share. The picturesque scenic beauty and impressiveness of the people, including the agony they suffered by the embargo sanction. We never stop to think what these innocent people are going through. Hunger, poverty, health impact just to name a few. One person told me that they even had to learn how to make their own toilet paper and discovered how to transformed Aloe Vera fibers into tissue paper. Amazing Aloe is not just good for sores!
I was inspired to paint the Ugly Mug capturing the person pain from the images I took while on vacation in Cuba. I position the image close to the edge of the right side of painting, giving the sense of a wall, representing the frustration and hardship that was imposed on him from the countries embargo. Seeing deep in his blue eyes I could feel his pain, cupped with this gestured mouth, captured his whole story. The orange shirt perfectly popped his blue eyes and the song don’t make my brown eyes blue popped into mind. I hope I was able to doing him justice and tell his story.
These are lovely people and in spite of it all survive and became self sufficient. It just shows that self determination and perseverance will conquer all... She hopes you enjoy her Ugly Mug also.
Lise is please that the Ugly Mug was juried into the 25th Annual National Pastel Society juried show.
Stay tune as she develops a Cuban themed body of works,
|Dimensions||18" x 24" framed|
|Country of Manufacture||Canada|
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