In Memoriam…

Wolf Kahn.

Many years ago while taking a drawing class I was forced to confront landscapes. While used to altering my camera settings to create the feel that I wanted for an image, having to do the same with pastels, while outside, seemed almost insurmountable. I began a search for artists whose work resonated with me and came across Wolf Kahn. His use of bold colors, often at odds with the subject matter, in addition to its often abstract nature, inspired me.

In the chaos of 2020 I missed that he had passed away in March at the age of ninety-two. I played with my photograph of trees, shot after a devastating wildfire swept through, to come up with this image that gave me the feel of Wolf Kahn.

In an interview he stated, “My choice of color is dictated by tact and decorum stretched by an unholy desire to be outrageous.”

Words as delicious as his work.

Happy New Year everyone! Let’s make it a good one! 

4 thoughts on “In Memoriam…”

  1. Yes. We are still here, unlike so many poor souls that have been taken by covid. Let’s be careful and do as we are told to try to stay safe, but use our time to learn something new, to care for others in ways that help them. Be positive. Be happy. Life is short so let’s make the most of each day. A new year. A new day. A new start. Let’s make it a very happy new year.

  2. It’s time to look him up. His words are juicy and if your Kahn-inspired trees are anything to go by, his art lives up to his description!

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