Since the major renovations are mostly behind us, the posts sometimes might become a bit random, here's one:
Growing up in the antebellum South and going to art-school in the hometown of Edgar Allan Poe gives one a certain aesthetic point-of-view -- at least until they move to California and into a Mid-Century Modern home. We've traded Faulkner for Eames.
And since the move, we've toted much of my college-art around and are now hoping to find good homes for these pieces. Maybe that's you! If you happen to be a friend on the east coast (Kate? Erin? Dana? Rob?), I'll even box them up and ship them to you knowing that they'll have a warm home to reside it. Otherwise, they'll end up in my mother's barn.
From left to right and top to bottom:
- Peter Borman / Alkyd, Epoxy and oil on linen ... Peter was an older classmate at VCU. This is a portrait. He was a nice guy with an amazing face and towering stature. (24X36in)
- Clockwork / Gelatin Silver Print ... This is a photo of a wind-up chicken in action. Taken with a Kodak Brownie camera as far as I recall. Framed in a unique, aged frame. (15.5X19.5 / framed size)
- Portrait of the Artist / Alkyd and oil on board ... This was fashioned after James Joyce, who's pictured in the group-image below. When I had hair and vintage round glasses, it was actually a decent resemblance. Framed in a gold-tone, aged frame. (21X27 / framed size)
- Mr. Wilmore and his Wife / Alkyd, Epoxy and oil on masonite ... This is a portrait of my grandparents fashioned after the Arnolfini portrait by Jan van Eyck. ... (18X24)
- Spanish American War Regiment Roster ... This is a document from 1898 listing the troops in the Forth Regiment. My Great Great Uncle Bill is in there somewhere. They misspelled his name. It is archivally mounted in a great maple frame (28X32 / framed size)