Thursday, January 10, 2008

Bearing Witness: The art of Daniel Heyman and Fernando Botero

I knew Daniel Heyman in Philadelphia a decade ago. We were planning that he design sets and costumes for my play Shaman, but soon after I got the radio job and moved.

I am so happy to know that his career has taken this important "turn." Or rather, like most artists, he is now doing the work he was meant to do all along.

I missed the Botero exhibit at American University. At the time, as I was not too well, it felt an effort to go out in the cold and see these paintings and drawings. Now, of course, I wish I had made the effort.

I can "see" the paintings on line, but it cannot be the same as seeing the originals, all together and life size and bearing witness together.

Copyright Kyi May Kaung