to the artists, designers and craftspeople who think I call their work kitsch... this is NOT the case, it refers to my own work

Aug 5, 2007

happy birthday Herman

leaving for Hong Kong

The very first, and until now the only painting (a series of 4 actually) I've ever made.
Herman is my beloved, departed brother. Sometimes his absence really hurts, and it was in such a period I felt the need to make this portrait. I painted it on one of his brightly coloured shirts.
It is based on a photo I took from him at breakfast, the morning he was leaving for Hong Kong when he was working for Artsen Zonder Grenzen - Médecins Sans Frontières.

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