Painted within a set of limits including palette, scale, spatial depth, and duration, The January Paintings get their name from the general page-turn associated with the first calendar month, as well as things that have occurred personally over the past 4 years. A season-change of sorts, the paintings allow for a window or perhaps a doorway--things to come and things left behind--as its namesake suggests (Janus, the Greek god of beginnings and transitions.)

Among these paintings: my father's jacket, a dog with cancer, things bought and sold, and a piece of mom's jewelry. It was a brief phone call from her in 2017--referenced in one of the works--which in hindsight became the impetus and anchor point for The January Paintings.

 
 
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