598 Eastland Road Berea, Ohio 44017

March 9, 2012

My ABC's

This work shows the artist's experience with learning written and spoken English. At the top, white letters on green represent the green chalk board in kindergarten and reciting the abc's. The left part of the canvas is the sign language alphabet he had learned at home from his mother and sisters. In blue, at the bottom of the painting, are the vowels, prefixes and suffixes used during speech and audio training...a boring time! His 3D hands are most colorful as he expresses himself best through American sign language.

Acrylic, photocopies, press types and plaster.


Private Collection Ohio