C. Michael Norton
C. MICHAEL NORTON
Title: Corina Corina
Medium: Modeled Acrylic, Glass and Mirrored Shards on Linen
Dimensions: 90×16 inches
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A continuing conversation about the spinal column, how it supports and nourishes us, how any disruption in spinal flow disables us spiritually and physically, the artist, Michael Norton, named this painting after his neighbor, a young model in Tribeca. Corina continues to model successfully while having scoliosis and was kind enough to speak to Norton about some of the incidences she’d encountered that have impacted her modeling career. Norton has also had an intimate experience with spinal surgery himself.
A childhood injury and subsequent re-injury in adulthood have given Norton a personal perspective to the challenges associated with physical and emotional recovery process. Fortunately for Norton, his spinal surgeon loved his artwork so much that he suggested they exchanged a painting to fix Norton’s neck. “That’s actually the way we came to agreement. In an email the Doctor wrote: ‘I’ll fix your neck for a painting.”’