FLECK FINE ART SHOW SEPTEMBER 2023
REBECCA VAN GENNIP "Our Duet"
48 x 36 inches
oil on canvas
A gesture of strength to continue life with grace despite losing the second half to a most beloved duet. Following the harmony of the song in both parts in your mind, remembering the sound of each key pressed. Love is ingrained in the ivory.
"This selection of paintings explores my experience of navigating loss through the domestic space of home. I wade through the fear of how short and unpredictable life can be, as the presence of absence is suggested. Home is a place that allows vulnerability, and the fragility of life is expressed through this setting, combined with its delicate subject matter. I continue to reflect on how intense losses have shaped my life and offer comfort to others through how I visually communicate this inevitable journey."