A Vietnam Veterans Memorial painted with airbrush supported by John & Grace.
There are 2 to the series one in monotone gray the other is monotone color with subliminal flames, yet mellow. I have not had time to edit #2 yet, so check back.
The photograph doesn’t do justice, as there is a loss in translation. It seems almost impossible to shoot good pictures of a reflective surface and keep the detail, quickly.
The original painting has much detail and dimension and of course time in it.
The 2nd to the series is currently at the studio so fee free to come by and check it out, in person.
The second in the series will be looking for a public forum, to show off how much we Love our Veterans and the sorrow we share for the losses.
My heart felt sympathy goes to all who have loss and who currently serve in wartime.
One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.
On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, “How was the trip?”
“It was great, Dad.”
“Did you see how poor people live?” the father asked.
“Oh yeah,” said the son.
“So, tell me, what you learned from the trip?” asked the father.
The son answered: “I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us; they have friends to protect them.
The boy’s father was speechless.
(This story was pirated from a biker Magazine.)
So- THANK YOU for being friends, collectors, dealers, publishers, gallery’s, clients, mechanics, donors, galvanize, web, etc.
You have all helped grow and shape who I am (my work) and who I have become.
Thank you for your patients, acceptance, time, support, guidance, love and understanding.
Although you are not my blood family, you have become better than.
I am grateful that through you all, I can do what I do and get paid for it.
As we have grown a community that is not ego driven, or one sided, but there for each other!
Thank you again!!! Happy Thanksgiving!
I look forward to the future!
Organized by the Rema Hort Mann Foundation 153 Hudson Street NY NY.
The benefit will be January 28th 2010.
Terra Nova Friday, November 27, 5-9pm
409 River St., Troy, NY 12180 // ph. 518.833.0504
All are welcome and invited to attend.
See you there or be square!