Devils Workshop

has been moved to new address

Sorry for inconvenience...

mariam shambayati: January 2009



Buscando a Lucía, 2008
two 61 x 61 cm
acrylic on canvas

After about 4 years of having promised Lucia that I would paint a portrait of her and her son Ivan, I finally got around to it this past month. This portrait is from the time when Lucia was Olga and Ivan was 6 years old and we were all living in bruc. A saturday or sunday morning just before christmas preparing the Belen...
Now I find the double portrait to be a bit strange. Lucia, it´s as if she wears a Japanese Butho mask, and Ivan is very ape-like in posture and figure. But I think with time, it will come to acquire special meaning for them.