Through the darker themes of my early works, the beauty is in the poignancy of the last exhausted effort to escape, the sad eyes of the seductress, and the vacant stares of the downtrodden. They mirror the battles of my youth with depression and financial survival. Looking back, I wonder, if I’d had it easy, would I be filled with such overwhelming gratitude today? Would I still cherish the time left to me to for its opportunities to express my continuing joy? For prints and originals, go to the Early gallery page at patricialeone.com.
The Purple and Blue Bla’s
Portrait of the artist in a purple and blue funk, acrylic on canvas board, 1973
Bathsheba at Her Bath
An 8.75” x 11.5” brush and ink, she could be robing, disrobing, or performing the dance of the seven veils, 1969.
She Who Silently Watches
A 13” x 17” batik on cotton, the mask of a female face tilts to the side with her earring hanging down.
An 18” x 24” acrylic on canvas, she stares into nothingness with sad, vacant eyes, 1973
A digitally enhanced version of the original Salomé, 2020
Madonna of Willendorf,
A 14” x 18” acrylic on canvas, inspired by the iconography of the Madonna and the ancient Venus of Willendorf, an over 27,000-old mother goddess figure discovered in Willendorf, Austria, in 1901. With her bodhisattva smile, she radiates resplendent sun goddess glory. 1973
Peter at the Gate
An 8.75” x 11.5” brush and ink, in nonchalance, he readies the gate, 1969
Man’s Inhumanity to Man
A 7” high bronze sculpture created using the ancient lost wax process, 1969
The Artist Manifesting as Ruth
An 18” x 24” acrylic on canvas, the painting evokes primitive feelings of femininity and kinship with the biblical Ruth. 1973
An 18” x 20” pastel self-portrait. Okay, I admit it: I made the nose smaller and the face wider. And the mouth is way too small! 1978