"It's all a tragedy. It's just a matter of how you get through it. And the most interesting way to get through it is to say, I can't help it, I'm full of passion, and I'm gonna die at this moment." Charlene Swansea
This is Charlene Swansea. She appears in Ross McElwee documentaries. This is a clip from one of my all time favorites, Sherman's March. I do believe that I would be happy camped out in front of her while she reads the phone book.
I have painted her twice. Below is a sketch of an unfinished painting that I am working on. It's inspired by a scene in the documentary, Charlene. Charlene hurt her hand while breaking her lovers window after finding out that he had been with another woman.