Friday, March 12, 2010

Storm


Slimbo painted this in late 2005. At the time, he was still working for Lehman Brothers but had grown increasingly aware that he was either going to have to quit or else be forced out. Just the year before, he'd seen his second child born, beautiful little Alex. As happy as this made him, something else had come into his conciousness, making him very distressed. Working at Lehman had made him realize that despite the material comforts he'd afforded his family, he'd completely gravitated away from becoming the man he should be - a man of ideas and a man who lived the tenets of his faith and convictions. He wouldn't have the guts to take action on this crisis until two years later. Still, I think this painting captures his initial acceptance that something big was coming. Something that was going to change things

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