MOTH 2020 Auction ITEM 61

Nina Simone

Estimated Value: $300

by Gabriel Franz

Framed by Framing Sponsor:

Charcoal - 31.5" x 31.5"

Auspiciously aligned for this year’s My Own Two Hands theme, Nina Simone’s song Feeling Good inspired Gabriel to create her portrait. The tune goes:

“Birds flying high, you know how I feel

Sun in the sky, you know how I feel

Breeze driftin' on by, you know how I feel

It's a new dawn

It's a new day

It's a new life for me yeah...”

Artist Statement

Gabriel is a music appreciator, writer, and artist residing in Portland, Oregon. This is his first year participating in in My Own Two Hands.