April 8, 2019
By Arthur H. Gunther III
(also on Facebook)
Perhaps this column should have been written for April Fool’s Day because the accompanying painting seems a joke. But it is not.
The piece, titled “Verso,” Latin for reverse of a painting or document, looks like the other side of a framed painting. Yet it is really the painting itself, unframed, acrylic on a 24-inch-square wood panel.
The idea was to be different, to spotlight what is hidden, even neglected, to show the strength, the character, the meaning, the substance of what we usually do not see.
Everything — everyone — has value. Just have to look beyond the obvious.
The writer is a retired newspaperman. firstname.lastname@example.org