Portrait of a Mature Young Man

1994, Oil on Canvas, Size: 23 x 15

In Russian, the title of this painting translates to “The Portrait of George, son of Abraham.” I love this canvas. It represents eternity, the universe and space. If I hit a roadblock during the creative process, the painting looked back at me with eternal forgiveness. The violet color conveys the depth of time – how time extends, stretches and lingers. The red, green and white combination brings a smile to my face, as I reflect on the friend who inspired the title of this painting. His name was Grigory Abramovich, which also translates in Russian to “George, Son of Abraham.” We had a night on the town together that I will never forget.