Hard Knock Life

Hard Knock Life

Hard Knock Life
12” x 12”
Mixed Media on Canvas (Framed)
(Limited Edition Knowles China Plate from the Private Collection of Gillian
Apfel)
May 2022


This limited-edition Knowles plate commemorates the 1980s movie version of
Annie. Usually, I stick to gold lead for my classic Kintsugi pieces. But this piece was
different. Instead of using gold to join, I chose red. Here you see the traditional red
Japanese lacquer, accentuated with a vein of red metallic leaf.


This piece is a little Rorschach test. Some saw the little orphan Annie joyfully
holding a balloon, others saw orphanages full of children if Roe was being undone,
some saw women’s bodies being torn asunder, others saw the heartbreak of a child
being separated from unconditional love.


I love that about this piece. I love that we all see different things when we look at it.
It’s a hard knock life for all of us.

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