Boo


When my father first saw this painting yesterday he said something along the lines of "It's nice but it's a bit grim, why don't you try something else?" It was then that it became clear that this piece of art will have a completely different feeling if you have not read the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This work of art is my interpretation of what I imagine the character Boo Radley to look like. Boo is described to us through the eyes of a child and we are led to believe that he is the weird man next door who never leaves the house, that there is something wrong with him, something sinister. The kids in the neighbourhood believe that he eats children and small animals and that he poisons the apples that fall from his tree. I wont spoil the book for you but I believe Boo Radley to be a very important creation in the history of modern literature, he teaches us about prejudice, fear and rather conversely, kindness and the warmth of the human spirit. I felt a deep adoration for him when reading this masterpiece and it made me wonder whether there may be a Boo Radley in my own neighbourhood.

'Boo Radley', 18"x22", acrylics & conte, 2011. SOLD       ~     "Will you take me home?"

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7 comments:

Brian Eckert said...

Great book...great painting. Do you offer free shipping to the States as well?

Mr. OMAR ZINGARO BHATIA said...

I wish I could offer free shipping to the states, I've no idea how much it would cost as a matter of fact. I must put some research into that.

I sent a smaller unframed piece to Canada last month, that only cost £8 or something.

Is there anything in particular you are interested in?

Omar

Jen said...

lovely x

Jen said...

lovely x

Mr. OMAR ZINGARO BHATIA said...

Thanks Jen. May I ask who you are? Not a simple question! I'm curious.

Jen said...

you may indeed ask with no simple answer. i dont actually know you, we havnt met but i know your friends with julia gilmour and i used to live matthias mcgregor up until about a month ago. just came across your name on twitter and liked your work :)

Mr. OMAR ZINGARO BHATIA said...

Miss Crouch I presume.

Twitter eh, maybe there is something in it, I abandoned my account a wee while ago.......not sure why. Just wasn't 'feeling it'.