800 Portraits /Porträts Dresden
A speculative art project by Christopher Haley Simpson

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Lukas Manthey was first
to ask me if I could portray
him after I'd started doing a
portrait of his father, Peter
next to the entrance to
their garden..

I'm pleased to have caught
Lukas in flight on the swing.
After having painted Lukas
I made an attempt to do
his 6 year old brother Hans.

Hans really is a bundle of
life so it was a bit exasperating
trying to get him to stay still.

I wrote a sonnett about Hans
this summer which I put into
unfinished cycle of garden echos.