In the course of my work in 2013, I was fortunate to come across some very beautiful remnants of pianos that had been disassembled and were going to be discarded. I collected as many as I could store, seeing the potential for a series of pieces.
I loved the age and history of the pieces. They were remnants from several different pianos. I imagined the piano lessons, performances, composing, and general goofing around that likely occurred on them. Instead of just painting anything on the wood, I felt led to pull out some of the essences of the piano, how it makes us feel, the people it makes us think of.
This series explores the faces of some of the great pianists and composers, but also pieces of music themselves, and the keyboard as our connection to the music made.