Artist Ronn Johnson
FAMILY PORTRAIT—Dedicated to those who left me too early. “Legs” is the foundation of this project, so legs represent the foundation of the family. My family of five was short lived, only 4 years, and I was patriarch by age 40. I used a shoe that was important in each member’s life to represent them. Since I still have legs, bare feet are all I need. Represented is our home state of Ohio, our city and the area we enjoyed. Watercolor and acrylic are my two main media, so that is what I used with a little tissue paper around the side. Color is very important to me, so the madras represents my “life” and remembering our typical, small town, Midwestern, basically normal, family of 5.