You won't forget me
Homage to the American jazz singer and pianist Shirley Horn
The ink drawings here presented are part of a series now containing more than 40 pieces, all dealing with the artistic and musical achievements of Shirley Horn.
Ms. Horn connects her musical talent with the ability to express female passion in an adult and at the same time innocent manner. The Ink drawings follow her "Story of Love", a voyage from feminine romanticism and playfulness to proud rejection of a lover who has blown it, from intimacy and sublime tenderness to the desire to forget and let go: all the possible positions, the miracles and the wages of romantic love.
About Shirley Horn
Shirley Horn is a legend who has set a standard of excellence in jazz music with her sheer grace and artistry as both a jazz vocalist and pianist. When Ms. Horn sings a song, she changes the way we hear it forever.
Shirley Horn released her first album, Embers and Ashes, in 1960 and has recorded over twenty albums since then. It was Miles Davis who discovered her when she was still a teenager, singing in Washington DC and brought her to New York City.
The jazz legend Shirley Horn died at the age of 71 on October 20, 2005.
We won't forget you!
In October 2006 I rendered homage to Shireley Horn dedicating her an artist altar, part of my installation project Homage an... (1)