Saturday, March 23, 2013

We're all lost

But you, my friend, if it helps ...

... are here.

Ink and paint on paper.  Signed.  20"x26" but they fill a room.

The work itself is complex.  Somebody asked the other day where the river was.  I said something along the lines of "Dog--we're all lost.  Knowing where the Hudson is ... or 2nd Street ... or Broadway ... or Washington Park?  None of that's gonna help."

I think I said it better than that, but the point is that, for most purposes, this map will do just fine.

I understand that many of you don't live in Troy.  But for those of you that do, can you imagine going another day without one of these?  I say 'one' because I'm doing a whole series of them, each original, but each very much along the lines of what you see above.  The color of the dots will vary.  This one is either a study or painting No. 1.

I think it's a study -- I'm not happy with the 'Map of Troy' lettering.  Maybe I should get one of those sheets of stencils and stencil the letters in.

The idea is to sell them to fuel The PeaceWorks Project.

Oh!  And this is important:  Were you to, say, live in Lansing, Michigan and wanted one that said Map of Lansing, you are totally golden.  Just let me know.

I'm undecided on the price, but the idea is to keep it low enough so that anybody can get one.  Perhaps $125.  Which is the lowest price you will ever see for a painting of mine.

You're saying it costs $125?
Yes.
That's it?  That's unbelievable.  I'll take one.
You can't take one; you're me.
Oh.
It'd be like taking a hundred twenty-five dollars out of one of my pockets and putting it into another.
Same trousers?
Yes.
Ahhh.  I think I understand.
Good.
But I want one desperately.
Sorry, but I can't help you.

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