"Rendered in oils, a shrouded figure rests in a casket in the foreground of the work. A group of onlookers, spontaneously drawn, stand to one side, almost grasping at the stained cloth. One glimpses a garden, bright flowers and green, as the setting for this scene of mourning. Further in, through flat swathes of blues, shot pinks, in the upper right-hand region, we discern an old silhouette. A picnic is ongoing.
This image is hard to view, for any extended time. It is transformed from its original clarity, in swift overlays of colour, and in rapid pastel strokes. The latter give to the painting as a whole, a tremulous, tentative, desecrating energy — something childlike even, juvenilia, hard to view."
-Maha Malik for The Express Tribune
November 1, 2011
March 4, 2012
death, funeral, imagination, life, loss, memories, party