One of my husband's best friends, Saul Brenner, died in 2015. Born in 1919, Saul was first-generation American, a father, a husband, a WWII veteran, an accountant.
He was also a musician and artist.
Saul was a student of mid-century minimalism. For 40 years he worked in both found materials and purchased non-traditional media including colored acrylic sheets, now commonly referred to by the trademarked names Plexi-glass or Lucite. They are colorful, structured dreams; a little late Piet Mondrian meets early Kenneth Noland.
For years I've wanted to experiment with using fabric in ways that are inspired by Saul's work. Fabric behaves differently, of course, than the acrylic glass, so I expect a different feeling in the end.
We love that we get to live with a small collection of Saul's artwork, some gifted by him, others purchased from his estate.