Self Portrait, 1976
lithograph, ed. 50, 12 1/2 x 20"
Viewing the lithograph eleven years after its execution, I see a blunt depiction of a stubborn, isolated, masked man leaning on his materialism. At the time, I thought I was pretty 'cool.' Though disquieting, the image is most honest. JT
about the artist
Torlakson is best known for his photo-realism. He says, "My imagery has centered on ‘everyday’ America; shifting over the years from trucks, to railways, to amusement parks, to waterfront, to fireworks booths, to deserted drive-in theaters, to coastal landsapes."