Monday, April 16, 2007

henry hughes & rama hughes

today is my brother's 30th birthday. he's a couple of years younger than me but he always comes across as the big sibling. when i was into my little pony, he was excited about ghetto blasters and skate boards. in high school, he went to a magnet program for fine art. his sketchbooks inspired me to study art in college. when we got ready for road trips, our parents gave him the map. i am still struggling to grow facial hair. he, clearly, is a mustachio.

below is a portrait of me that i found hidden in his room. it was painted on a large scrap of paper and he'd planned to throw it out. when i asked to have it, he considered it for a long time. he didn't like it and was embarrassed that someone might see it.

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this is only a portion of the painting. click here to see the whole thing.

2 comments:

Pati @-;-- said...

Ohhh... these ones are awesome!

my heart is made of gravy said...

This is beautiful. Really love the feet and splayed toes. Achingly good.