Anatomy lesson

My mother, Patricia Powers, was a much loved Professor of Gross Anatomy at the University of Vermont Medical School during the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s.  I am thinking of her now.  She visited Iceland a few times and loved it, and encouraged me to travel here.  As I am studying these hillsides and mountains I see the  shading of  bulges and depressions,  the jagged cuts made by shocks, and rivulets that carve their path down the slopes.  Drawing these contours I think of her anatomy lessons, and flesh, and sinew and muscle.  Also veins and arteries.  The earth is alive here, still growing, it is young.  As I paint, its as if I palpate, the way my mother touched me, deliberately, studying, trying to understand something deeper than what shows on the surface.

This is some work from today and yesterday: 3 smallish acrylic paintings about 8 x 10 and two smaller gouache paintings.

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8 thoughts on “Anatomy lesson

  1. Laura

    Your paintings are soooo beautiful and your writing very powerful too – I envision a coffee table book at the end of this journey – musings side by side with your glorious visuals

    1. andreakrupp Post author

      Thank you so much Laura! You were my very first Kickstarter backer and got the whole ball rolling. I am very conscious of how fortunate I am to be here. Thanks for your very kind support. With love

  2. Christina Krupp

    What a perceptive realization, about Mom connecting with the anatomy of the Icelandic landscape. She never articulated that to me, but what you say sounds very true. Thanks so much for making that connection!

      1. Christina Krupp

        I bet she is! She would be so proud and happy to know what you’re doing now. I hope you’re not sad, but this is a hard time of year, still…

  3. Ingrid Nagin

    So beautiful….Milton Avery shapes. The paint is so active that I feel like I can dive into it….like a Rothko. lb


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