While home for the holidays, I found some beautiful old family photos of my Nana, Grampa, mom, and aunt in the 1950s.
Since mid-century aesthetics are the biggest inspiration behind my paintings, these photos are special to me on a number of levels. The objects, patterns, and clothing in these photos speak volumes to me about my Nana. At the same time, they fill me with ideas for new paintings that touch on my personal artistic intentions as well as my heritage, which I find to be responsible for my creative work to begin with.
My great aunt and my Nana
my aunt, Nana, and mom
My Nana (left) with some friends
My mom and aunt :)
My mom playing piano with a friend
My Nana and Grampa
My mom, Nana, and aunt
My Nana's high school portrait
My Nana and mom (left) with friends
Nana and friends
Nana (left) and friends
Nana and Mom
Nana and Grampa (right) on their wedding day
Mom and Nana's mother
I hope you have all had the most wonderful holiday season! We woke up to snow this morning after such a snowless month. It was a wonderful Christmas.
Happy New Year to you all and see you soon!