Gilbert would take cremated remains that had gone unclaimed for years and incorporate them into his paints. The hues he created often took on an interesting range of earth tones, and from them he crafted images that ranged from familiar symbols (such as the McDonald’s logo or the American flag) to still life, to abstract images.
Also, the festival’s creative director Richard Herskowitz talks about why the festival chose to include the film.
Senior Producer, Houston Matters
Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.