1991, oil over enamel on panel, 19 x 14 x .75”
This painting was a seminal turning point for the artist. It was painted shortly after moving to Southern Oregon from Chicago with his wife and two young children. It was the beginning of his turn to complete abstraction. It's the first painting where Thorn developed the "feathering technique," and it shows his youthful enthusiasm, optimism and faith in America. He still had sign painters' enamels from his sign painting business in Chicago.
Handmade maple floater frame by the artist
Framed dimensions are 21 x 16 x 1.5”
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