Sam Gilliam and Olivia, Photographs
a fixed point in time from which a series of years is reckoned
My earliest memory of Sam Gilliam’s studio is walking up that long flight of stairs and seeing Sam at the top of the stairs smiling.
He said he was going to teach me how to paint.
These many views over seventeen years are like
two trees that grow in slow motion in a pictorial form.
Only this process can do this.
Sam Gilliam, one of America's highly respected
Color Field Painter and Lyrical Abstractionist artists,
is photographed with the author/photographer's daughter, Olivia, beginning at 2 weeks old, and continuing to Olivia's 18th birthday. "Sam Gilliam and Olivia Photographs" is a narrative - the visual depiction of the close relationship
between Olivia and Sam that
started when she was a baby. It's about them and very particular to them. Equally important, the images are strong personal statements about commitment
to the art and intimacy of photography over time.
New Edition 2013 50 pages
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