OBVERSE PAINTINGS

by Fred Chuang




MIHALSO I
11" x 14"
(sold)


Andy Mihalso has been a dear friend of the family since my sister studied under him at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.  He used to take my grandmother to movies--and then to Luby's for mashed potatoes!  In 2002, Andy decided to "downsize" his lifestyle, moving from a single-family home to an apartment.  My sister, Elaine, wanted to commemorate this event and "warm" his new home with a commissioned painting.  This piece was the first of two I created for that objective.  In this work, I have conflated the ideas of the grand piano, love, opera, health, and twilight.