Ballades (2011)

oil stick, pastel, chalk, pencil and acrylic on paper, 30” x22” each, 2011

This body of work honors the specific musical compositions by Brahms, as it was the only music listened to in the studio while the work was being made.  I believe that the pieces completed in this series reveal the ethereal and darkly joyful aspects that are experienced in Brahms’s haunting solo piano pieces.