Size: 12"W x 12"H x 0.125"D
Year Created: 2018
I was inspired by a photo I saw. I saw it and wanted to create my own version of it because it spoke volumes to me. I titled it "A Man and His Trumpet" because the title and the pose reflected to me a man contemplating his life. His passion was in his hands and he, like a lot of us do, was trying to figure out how to attain his passions, his dreams. How? Maybe I should have called it "How".
Juliette Hemingway is a self-taught artist who studied the atelier system of classical realism. Her work is influenced by an eclectic set of artists such as, Picasso, Basquiat, the Harlem Renaissance artists as well as comic book and graffiti artists. Juliette has developed her own very personalized and independent style. Her canvases are bold tones of color and precise pen & ink outlines. Her works are abstractions of the figure supported on a multimedia ground that adds depth and a dimensional quality. Each piece is a reflection of a moment in time, an experience, a chapter from her personal story. The one constant are the blue hued figures. The blue hues are a reflection of what is always present in her life and that is her beloved son. A young man with Autism. Despite what her experiences are in life, autism will always be a part of it and therefore, a part of her work.