Saturday, December 20, 2008

The First Five Years

Detail, The First Five Years, acrylic on wood, ca. early 1970s. The second of six horizontal tiers depicting incidents during the artist's childhood. Exactly what these figures represent—good question.

1 comment:

Ernie said...

It's a representation of a trip to Disneyland, obviously. There's the angel of death in there telling him about the forthcoming trip, so a young Flora runs down the stairs into the arms of his waiting mom. He imagines Cinderella's castle, which is inhabited by Walt Disney himself! They take a biplane out to Anaheim where they see Mickey and his friends! I'm surprised you didn't figure all that out, you're usually pretty sharp about these artsy-fartsy things.