Your Young Expression

Your Young Expression is a piece painted as a gift for my boyfriend's mom. It is based on a 1980 photograph of her and her husband, who passed away 4 years ago. The unveiling was extremely emotional—she had barely taken the wrapping paper off when she began to sob intensely and had to stop. It reminded me of how powerful a painting can be.

Your Young Expression is a piece painted as a gift for my boyfriend's mom. It is based on a 1980 photograph of her and her husband, who passed away 4 years ago. The unveiling was extremely emotional—she had barely taken the wrapping paper off when she began to sob intensely and had to stop.
It reminded me of how powerful a painting can be.
Acrylic on canvas, 16"x20"
The title of the painting ties into the poem Tu expresión Joven by Carlos Martinez, about his father's passing.

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