72 x 38″
Mixed Media on panel
“‘Absentee Father’ was created from old photographs and enhanced by the emotional memories of my mother, as she described the events of her childhood to me. Follow the scenes progression from left to right.
The left is her family at an early age and all was happy with her father devoted to her and her mother. The progression follows as her parents divorced when she was 2 years old and she became less and less of a part of her father’s life. Her father’s remarriage and building of his new family reduced her time with him until it was only at Christmas. At age eighteen, my mother married my father, Bill Alexander. My grandfather was invited to the wedding and made an appearance but it was the first time he had even seen the man that married his daughter.”