I Go to Funerals — Harold and Maude

Acrylic, ink, and watercolour on canvas. 12"x36"

Acrylic, ink, and watercolour on canvas. 12″x36″

The other day we went to see Harold and Maude. If you haven’t seen this movie, I suggest you do.

I first saw the film when I was fourteen. In those days I spent a lot of time alone. I remember one time I watched the movie three times in a row. I connected with Harold’s alienation and morbidity.

I also wanted to be more like Maude. Couldn’t I be resilient, and eccentric, too?

And the MUSIC. The soundtrack is entirely done by Cat Stevens. Entirely. The only other movie I can think of that utilizes one musical group is The Graduate (Simon and Garfunkel).

The piece is inspired by the scene where Harold and Maude walk through the cemetery — not too complicated. The writing in the sky is from the script. It was a pain writing the Mother’s lines.

For extra kicks I added my own tombstone.

For extra kicks I added my own tombstone.

You’ll notice that the date on the tombstone is 1993-2073. In 2073 I will be 80. Strange thought. I won’t give away the movie, but Maude turns 80 at the end of the film.

It just seems like the perfect, ripe age.

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