Objects from The Thief's Journal
oil on panel
10" x 8"
This piece is based on The Thief's Journal, by Jean Genet. Lily might never have made another still life painting after college if it weren’t for Jean Genet’s book, The Thief’s Journal. She learned from Genet that any object can be consecrated: a tube of confiscated Vaseline can become an object worthy of Perpetual Adoration, and a rose—an item already laden with symbolism—can become even more dignified in the hands of a grieving thief.