• size 78" × 50.5" × 2.25"
  • year 2018
  • materials Acrylic ink on paper
  • framed In white
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“After discovering my father’s compact leather bound notepad, filled with a list of songs both hand written and typed with a notation of key, I wanted to consider and think about the verses he loved. Mulling over the songs he performed during the 1950’s-1960’s, and choosing to translate the lyrics into larger format pieces, I was reminded of player piano paper rolls and its tiny perforations delivering mechanized notes. In the series, “From My Father’s Music Notes”, I’ve represented the lyrics with a hand rendered circle seeing the compositional structure of a song appear, its musicality, color tone and rhythmic patterning, reflecting a visualization of song.” — Gail Tarantino
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About the Artist

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Gail Tarantino (b. 1958) is a San Francisco Bay-area painter and photographer. Her works focus on thinking of ways to interpret language and its myriad meanings. First creating short narratives or letters, she then translates these written communications into color, coding messages that question the validity of interpretation.

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