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Back to back

As I went to renew my plan for this blog, I was reminded that I started this blog in 2010. How the hell did that happen?

I do remember some early years of ranting against the unfairness of the art world.

Where the hell was I in 2010? New York city, of course, living the dream.

Living the dream? I was actually working in the gift shop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  More like living the nightmare.

These are some examples of the art I was doing in those days.

I look back at my work and think what I did in the past was better work.

A good friend of mine commented that I was just in a different place then.  True, both literally and figuratively.

It was a journey from Connecticut.

To Manhattan


To Sunnyside Queens

And back to Connecticut.

Also, I realize that I don’t remember what I have said in the past, and what I haven’t.  So, if I start to repeat myself, bear with me and have patience.  10 years is a long time.

Turning Back Time

I was wondering,  thinking about the learning curve I’m facing, whether it would be best to keep making versions until I got one that I liked.  That, is, after all, the way I learned to handle colored pencils in the beginning…….I’d just go over them and over them, until I  was so frustrated, I nearly started biting my fingernails again.

I did get good results though………………

Started these in the mid-eighties, and ended in the late nineties.   Started in Greenwich, CT and ended in Manhattan NY.

They have a place that’s dear to me, like looking at an album of old photos.

The first I dd was this one:

THRESHOLD

And following in no particular order:

MILLSTONE

AWESTERNTAO

THESHAMANSBEAR

RICHARDBEFOREIKNEWHIM

CLOUDOVERGREENWICH

PREWAR

DISCO

So, how did the redo of Bough Bows turn out?  Here it is:

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And that’s that.