598 Eastland Road Berea, Ohio 44017

March 10, 2012

Precious Gift

This painting/combine shows a cherished gift of NFL glasses received from the artist's father. During his childhood, his father was absent from home. The letter in the background is a request to his Dad for a bicycle. That gift was never received.
When the artist reunited with his father in later life, he realized what a colorful man his father was—depicted in the brush strokes under the hat rim.
The white paint dripping from the top represents the grace of God and forgiveness for what never was.

Acrylic, porcelain tiles, cardboard, steel rod, hat, wood, plaster and glass.

Collection of the artist.