Acrylic Painting by Renee Robbins - 'On Radar'
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I met this artist at a gallery opening in Chicago, back when I used to accompany Jeriah on his Friday-night-gallery-crawl whenever his wife, Stephanie, was busy. Actually, I think she was there at this opening, too. I also had Anna Todaro along, and it was one of the last times I saw her before we went our separate ways, socially. I remember Stephanie was wearing one of her dead-animal-barrettes (some sort of bat, if I recall correctly).

Renee's work appeals to me because it is abstract, yet familiar. The pieces look like scenes you would see under a microscope or deep in the ocean. They don't radiate a chaotic energy, but look like a micro-environment, where there is life but still order. I would have bought a piece, but she was already out of my price range. (Nothing against that; I just didn't find her soon enough.)

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