Woman on a Journey

Self Surplus Art Exhibit

Since returning home, it’s been busy, busy, busy – unpacking, laundry, restocking the frig, getting back into the routine. Fortunately, today, Good Friday, is a work holiday and I took another vacation day yesterday. 

First, I’d like to tell you about my son’s senior art exhibit. Since I’m his mother, my opinion might be a bit biased but I thought his art was amazing! 

All the people shown in the drawings are depictions of my son, Lain. Thus, his exhibit was called “Self Surplus”. His unique style is evident. You can look at his work and recognize it as his and not just anyone’s. I wish I was more educated in art and could explain it in better terminology. All I can say, is that I loved what he created and was very proud of my son.


The drawings are large and done in pencil so it’s hard to see the detail in a full shot so I also took some closer shots of sections.


Quite a crowd showed up. That’s Lain in the white pants. Note the partial view of two cakes and the cheese and crackers in the lower right hand corner that were served as hors d’oeuvres. There was white cranberry juice also.

This is the decimated remains a little later.

I want my son’s vest
(it says “Country” with two guitars on the back).

Lain explaining a drawing to my sister.

My sister, Lain, and me.

We got a little worn out.

Similar Posts

5 Comments

  1. Cool! I’ve always loved line drawings. Not much to hide behind there. I’m sure Lain would concur, the vest is only to be worn ironically. You’re only allowed to wear it if you also wear the amo belt and skinny jeans, and maybe some punk ass shirt. 😉 If you do, please post pics!

  2. Love the show…wish I could have been there. Beautiful line drawings…it’s hard to keep context when working so large…great job.
    Now, where can i get an amo belt? Do ya think it comes in a size 14?

  3. Well! Lain’s drawings are great!!!! His surplus concept is excellent, and the white refreshments were perfect for the occasion. As a retired art teacher, I am impressed. It looks like you and your sister had a great time. Thanks for the comments.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.