Sue Sommers - November 2011

Pinedale WY

Sister and Brother

These watercolor paintings of my older brother and me were inspired by the family photo album compiled by my mother in the 1960s and 1970s in New Jersey.  In those old photos, we were regarding the adult behind the camera. Now that my brother and I are in our fifties, the photos seem to be looking into the future at us.

But there's also a lot that photos can't show. By re-interpreting the original pictures in watercolor, a child's art material, I can bring out what I know is under the surface: what it felt to be that age in that time and place.

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