By Kerri Kane
September 2018

Sennelier oil pastels on pastel paper.

In 1949, Parisian painter Henri Goetz approached Henri Sennelier, the famous artist materials manufacturer, about creating a wax color stick for his friend Pablo Picasso. Picasso, a long-time customer and visitor to their store across the street from the Louvre, was looking for a medium that could be used freely on a variety of surfaces without fading or cracking. Their collaboration produced the incomparable Sennelier oil pastels.

For the image itself, well I’m not sure, but it doesn’t look like a pleasant place to me, hence its title. Something’s happened, global warming, war, something. Or maybe it’s another planet altogether. Imagination…

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