Ancient Fabric Re-Imagined

Gail Rothschild working on “Temple Scroll Wrapper V,” in her studioPhoto by Sam Monaco

Pablo Picasso is quoted as saying that he “paints objects as I think them, not as I see them.”  Perhaps this kind of “thinking” can lead an artist to obsess for years over one subject, creating a symbiosis between painter and object that melds the identities of both. Georgia O’Keeffe and her flowers come to mind as do Degas’ dancers and Cézanne’s trees.

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