Oct 24, 2010


These two paintings are by the great Memphis artist Jan Hankins.  They've put quite a lot energy into our house since we hung them a couple of weeks ago.  Jan obviously didn't know it when he painted the one above, but it's a portrait of my husband, albeit the late middle-aged version. Here's a man with a pencil sitting perfectly upright determining perspective, something James is a natural at, literally and figuratively. Then to the right are machine parts floating in the air, an image Jan said he pulled from an illustrated parts catalog, another connection to James since he draws and writes aircraft parts catalogs for a living. It couldn't be more perfect. The one below really needs no explanation.  I hung it in the studio.  (Click on them for the bigger view.)

1 comment:

  1. That "portrait" of James is uncanny! Love your blog, Lemissa!