Published on 18 April 2023 at 13:13

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Date: 1985


This composition that I call "The Twins" was crafted in 1985. My great friend Karate Master Linda Lutes bought this piece originally. She bestowed it to me as inheritance when she passed away.


As an artist, I imagine a painting with two images embracing to be a powerful and evocative work of art. My artistic inspiration for this piece was to convey the depth of emotion and connection between two figures, bodies intertwined, with limbs and torsos melding together in a seamless embrace. The brushstrokes were refined and confident, yet also delicate and sensitive. My desire was to capture the delicate balance between strength and vulnerability. The color palette is subdued but vibrant, with warm hues of reds, oranges, and yellows dominating the canvas. These colors represent the passion and intensity of the embrace, while also imbuing the painting with a sense of warmth and comfort. Contrasting shades of cool blues and greens provided balance and depth to the composition, adding a sense of tranquility and serenity to the scene. The overall feeling of the painting is one of profound intimacy and connection. I desired to draw the viewer into the world of the painting, feeling as though they were witnessing a private moment between two lovers. We all need connections. It is a struggle to obtain, and it bears with it a chaotic interplay of irrationality.   

The emotions I imagined conveying were to be complex and multifaceted, ranging from tenderness and affection to passion and desire.

I wanted this work to be a beautiful and moving piece of art that captures the essence of human connection. I hoped that through its composition, vibrant color palette, and evocative brushwork, it would leave an impression on all who viewed it. 

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