Heather Klinkhamer

No, I Didn’t Eat Your Lipstick
oil on board
13 x 8 in.

The SPAZ series is based on my childhood experiences, mostly humorous. Each painting explores moments of blissful naiveté, in which a child is confident that she has mastered an appropriate way to navigate the world but is grossly mistaken in her calculation. Her brash enthusiasm contrasts with her obvious failure to achieve desired outcomes.<p>Most of the paintings are based on family photographs. Significant details such as clothing and setting are often substituted to convey an event that was not captured on film. In most instances, the figures are represented faithfully.

© Heather Klinkhamer