Tuesday, January 4

On Susan Sontag's Photograph

Originally uploaded by upasakabrian.

When I learned of the recent death of Susan Sontag, it affected me more strongly than I could have predicted, and I remain unsure why this should be so. But so it is, and this painting is part of my effort to acknowledge and investigate the unexpected intensity of this reaction. I suspect it's a displacement; other emotions in my life, recent stressors, going underground and emerging at a safer distance...

Susan Sontag passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2004, after a long struggle with cancer. She was 71 years old.

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