Thursday, November 14, 2013

Look Homeward Angel

Look Homeward Angel
egg tempera 24 x 24
James Butler

Thomas Wolfe's first novel was an autobiographical attempt to capture the wanderlust and quest for a greater intellect which is inherent in our youth.

In my painting I depict a young woman and her daughter revisiting their Kansas family homestead. The young woman imagines a field of goldenrod which symbolizes her idealized memories of youth. The young girl's gaze at the viewer symbolizes the cynicism of a generation removed.


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