Monday, March 5, 2012

A Twelve Year Journey

Funkyland

For a few months in the winter/spring of 2000, I lived in the house my Grandfather built in Milwaukee. There in the basement, kept warm by a wood stove, I painted a portrait of jazz legend Curtis Counce. Fast-forward to 2011 - while living in Argentina, I sold the piece to a patron visiting from L.A. and agreed to deliver it when we moved back to the U.S. Today , in my art studio in L.A., 12 years after it's creation, I am putting a final varnish coat on it in preparation for delivery. When painting "Curtis" over a decade ago I never would have guessed the journey he and I would have to go on before we found his home.

Currently Listening To:
Song: Headlong Into The Abyss
Artist: We Are Augustines (official site)

Headlong Into the Abyss by We Are Augustines on Grooveshark