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matt lively painting portals
Oil on wood
3.5 x 3.5 inches



Early in my career I painted a series called "Portals" which essentially consisted of subject matter around my house.
Best described in an ArtsJournal review:
"Ordinary household items, often of the old-timey, made-in-USA era variety, are a common thread that reappear in the canvases and visually tie this series of works together. These items are central in the paintings and are typically actual objects the artist owns- an antique film projector for instance, an old circulating fan, a rotary dial telephone- and they simultaneously lend an air of nostalgic familiarity coupled with an unsettled air of mysterious tranquility."

The paintings are all oil on wood, 3.5 x 3.5 inches and ready to hang