I LOVE LUCY

 
2020
Assemblage: 33" x 24"

Photographic Editions: Archival Ink on Cotton Rag

'I Love Lucy' was more than a TV show to me growing up. It was my daily (vitameatavegamin) vitamin I took, which brought joy, laughter, and love into my life. My entire family loved Lucy. Lets put it this way: my grandmother once said to me, 'When Lucy goes, I go'. When Lucille Ball did pass away in 1989, it literally felt like a beloved relative had left this world. Decades later, the sadness is gone, and only the joy, laughter, and love, remain. I will be eternally grateful for Lucy and Desi's gift that they bestowed on all of us. 

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Each candy heart that makes up 'I Love Lucy', was first varnished with a protective coating, and then individually painted with acrylic paint. This piece took me 6 months to do. I'm usually my own worse critic; but with this piece, I feel like I did justice for my darling Lucy.

© 2019 by Brett Kaufman