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JEALOUSY

Oil on Canvas         48 x 40       $7000     

After thinking about jealousy and how to picture it, I decided it was too hard and left it out of the original series. Many years went by. One day I stopped with a friend to browse an antique shop in Massachusetts and the spiral staircase was sitting there on a table. It was instant: there was my jealousy painting! To me, jealousy is a feeling that spirals up or down going nowhere. During my youth the great Spanish modern dancer, José Limon, choreographed and danced the story of Othello, in the “Moor’s Pavanne.” I saw it performed many times. Jealousy, the stuff of murder and passion, entrapment and insanity created in Shakespeare's tragedy was mirrored in our own time by the spectacular performance of the O. J. Simpson trial. Of course it was no accident that the televised drama coincided exactly with the beginning of my painting Jealousy and I was able to paint all day and go home and watch the drama unfolding on TV at night! Here were the stage players, the manipulators, the snared and trapped souls, and always one who thinks they have escaped, only to learn that they are dragging jealousy around like an anchor.     

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