Memory of a Sensation [back]

Oil on Panel | 13" x 20" | 2010

When Farah Fawcett died, she was upstaged by Michael Jackson's death and I wondered if people remembered the sensation that she was in her heyday in the 70's. Her poster was everywhere and I still see that hair style worn to this day.

Adding to the 70's atmosphere is a lady lamp with wax rain acting as a symbol of spirit and eternal beauty. The table and magazine have a deep freeze dream-like quality. The girl in the recliner is asleep waiting for her new life.

The young boy is entering and discovering the past which reads to him like a kitsch furniture sale.