In the Key of W by Alisa Shea

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Alisa Shea

In the Key of W


45.72 x 63.5 cm | 18 x 25 in

Transparent watercolor on paper

  • ARC Staff Awards

My son is a gifted saxophonist; my husband collects vintage vinyl records. Both have a deep love of jazz. This piece is a study of texture and light as observed in a few items that litter our home and fuel these passions. When selecting records, I use my eye as much as my ears, focusing on color and wear in addition to artist and album.

The piece's title was inspired by a quote from the wonderfully weird and wildly talented Roland Kirk, "How about a blues in W, in the key of W?"