J’s Awesome Portrait

June 11, 2012 at 10:22 am (By Amba)

by our longtime friend Albert Mitchell.

(It is framed, and the photographer’s reflection in the glass accounts for the slight discoloration of what is a silvery-toned pencil drawing.) Made in 2000 from a photograph, J’s 1980-or-so acting headshot, the drawing captures much more of J’s life than the photo did.  Albie knew him. When I hung this picture above J’s ashes, I felt as if I had reunited his matter and spirit for the first time since they went their separate ways.

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2 Comments

  1. mockturtle said,

    I remember seeing it in a picture but not close up. The detail is truly amazing!

  2. karen said,

    What a gift!!
    A gift to you of J.
    A gift of grace and amazing talent to your friend, the artist.

    I’ll bet that if this artist drew horses running, you could physically hear the wind and thunder of hooves.

    Thank you for this sharing.

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