Burress, 24" x 32"
Of all the pieces in my collection this is without a doubt my personal favorite. Not only was it one of the very first paintings I purchased thrifting, but the subject matter and artistic execution are fantastic. I can't be sure, but I think this is some sort of warped interpretation of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Note the apple in the young woman's hand and the lush greenery of the background. While painted a bit crudely, the clothing and skin appear quite realistic and the overall visual effect of this painting is staggering. I have a sneaky suspicion that a Poloroid photograph was used during the creation of this piece. The top of the young boy's head, cut off by the frame, closely resembles an image which one often sees in poorly framed photographs. The enigmatic Buress has painted this masterpiece on a masonite board.