David Nakabayashi

I wander around, look at things and listen to people’s stories, then I translate that collection into paint. In January 2009 a freeway pileup left my car totaled on a frozen embankment. I realized that all of my experiences had led me to that moment, standing alone in the snow. The resulting paintings depict my America: untethered, aimless and mysterious.
–David Nakabayashi on the “Winterstate” series
Winterstate: Snow Angel; oil & acrylic on canvas by David Nakabayashi
Winterstate: Snow Angel
2010
oil & acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"
Winterstate: Better Betty; oil & acrylic on canvas by David Nakabayashi
Winterstate: Better Betty
2010
oil & acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"
Winterstate: Grain Elevator; oil & acrylic on canvas by David Nakabayashi
Winterstate: Grain Elevator
2009
oil & acrylic on canvas, 10" x 10"
Winterstate: Power Plant; oil & acrylic on canvas by David Nakabayashi
Winterstate: Snow Angel
2010
oil & acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"
These paintings appeared in the 2012 edition of the Labletter. "Winterstate: Better Betty" also appeared as a Monthly Note in December 2011, accompanied by the statement at the top of this page. To see more of David's work, visit www.davidnakabayashi.com.

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