~DON’T LOOK BACK, NANCY !!
OR: HOW WE BEGIN TO REMEMBER . . .
AND, WHY NOT !!??
OR: I GOT – YR – NUMBER, EVEN WAY BACK THEN . . .
OR: HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANCY !! – APRIL 9th . . . FLAMIN’ AIRES, and let’s leave it at that !!
AND, yeah these are MY DRAWINGS !! two in pencil. one in pen and ink – ca. mid-1970’s !!
they accompanied my M.F.A. thesis – on: JAPANESE ART & IT’S INFLUENCE ON CONTEMPORARY ART !!
go figure !!
no, they have never been shown, except when they were exhibited for my masters show. as if that did me any good. way back in Montreal. you had to be a color field [painter back then, anyways.
but that’s ok with me – cause I’d rather be right on, as in: ahead of the curve – than dead.
and I see – its my ‘words’ you’re reading, for the cutting edge – aren’t ya !!
my total dream birthday wish ?
to have them reproduced, there’s a whole series of them . . . like 10 ft. high, in black paint on plywood, right smack in that RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA – ‘FEAR EATS THE SOUL’ – communal dining room. oh, yeah.
Japan and all.
I guess you could call them – self-portraits – taken through the lens of (Edo Period) Japanese art & back again !!
(Edo Period: 1603-1867).
DEDICATED TO MY BUDDY MARK ENGER – ALSO BORN APRIL 9, 1963 – DIED JAN 7, 2011.
AND MY SOUL BRO, IF I EVER DID SEE ONE. I GUESS THAT MAKES ME – YOUR SOUL SIS-TAH.