Shadowness - JPThornton http://shadowness.com I paint portraits of Missing Children. en Missing Child 13 http://shadowness.com/JPThornton/missing-child-13-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/JPThornton/missing-child-13-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/170604/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Portrait of a missing child, inspired by the image found on a disposable flier. Oil paint and knives Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:32:45 -0500 Missing Child 2 http://shadowness.com/JPThornton/missing-child-2-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/JPThornton/missing-child-2-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/170603/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Portrait of a missing boy, painted from his image, found on a disposable flier. Real oil paint, sticks, knives and brushes. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:26:10 -0500 Missing Child 50 http://shadowness.com/JPThornton/missing-child-50-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/JPThornton/missing-child-50-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/101552/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />I painted this portrait of Jaycee Lee Dugard in 1991 the week she was abducted. Eighteen years later she was safely recovered. This portrait was displayed on the National Mall, in front of the White House and at the Lincoln Memorial as a way to never forget her. Wed, 13 Jul 2011 21:26:12 -0400 Missing Child 25 http://shadowness.com/JPThornton/missing-child-25 <a href="http://shadowness.com/JPThornton/missing-child-25"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/95274/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Portrait of a missing boy. Inspired by his postage-stamp sized picture, printed on a disposable mailer. Sat, 02 Jul 2011 20:21:10 -0400 Missing Child 40 http://shadowness.com/JPThornton/missing-child-40 <a href="http://shadowness.com/JPThornton/missing-child-40"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/91188/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> Portrait of a missing boy, inspired by his image found on a disposable mailer. Should flesh be like stained glass? Should flesh be like molten rock candy? Should flesh be like emeralds? Fri, 24 Jun 2011 22:44:41 -0400 Missing Children Painting http://shadowness.com/JPThornton/missing-children-painting <a href="http://shadowness.com/JPThornton/missing-children-painting"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/89733/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Exhibition of two hundred portraits of missing children, painted by John Paul Thornton. ArtShare gallery, Los Angeles, California. Tue, 21 Jun 2011 02:00:59 -0400 Missing Child 9 http://shadowness.com/JPThornton/missing-child-9 <a href="http://shadowness.com/JPThornton/missing-child-9"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/85795/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Portrait of a missing girl. Inspired by her image, printed on a disposable flier. What is the purpose of paint? What is the purpose of such a portrait? Sat, 11 Jun 2011 02:44:22 -0400 Missing Child 63 http://shadowness.com/JPThornton/missing-child-63 <a href="http://shadowness.com/JPThornton/missing-child-63"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/77821/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Portrait of a missing girl named Alexis S. Patterson She was born on April 4th, 1995 Reported missing May 3rd, 2002 from Milwaukee, WI What is the purpose of portraiture? What is the purpose of paint? And where is Alexis, today...? Sun, 22 May 2011 10:26:55 -0400 Missing Child 51 http://shadowness.com/JPThornton/missing-child-51 <a href="http://shadowness.com/JPThornton/missing-child-51"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/77378/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Portrait of a missing child. Inspired by the tiny blurred image printed on a disposable mailer. I used real oil paint, applied with sticks and knives. Can I tell you something I have learned? I have learned that we each have a choice to make. The choice is this: When we create art, do we approach it like a traveler sticking wisely to the path, walking at a well-paced stride? Or do we stray off of the path, get lost in the brambles, climb the surrounding trees, dream in the tall thickets? We each have a choice to make. When we make that choice, that is when the angels awaken and whisper, "Oh, this one is ready, now." Sat, 21 May 2011 01:31:07 -0400 Missing Child 74 http://shadowness.com/JPThornton/missing-child-74 <a href="http://shadowness.com/JPThornton/missing-child-74"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/76598/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Portrait of a missing girl named Everlyse Cabrera. She was born January 26, 2004, and was reported as missing on June 10, 2006 from Las Vegas, Nevada. Thu, 19 May 2011 01:51:08 -0400