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Mary Colt left us on June 20, the day before I made
this picture. Mary was a great person and artist, always encouraging
others, and always a great correspondent. She once told me
that I would find some special place to do my art and make a special
spiritual connection. I don't know if I will ever find just one, but this
place is one of them, Nauset Light Beach, with towering views over
the ocean from the top of the sand cliffs.
Yesterday I was there with a friend to see the second sunrise of the
summer. This is one of the pictures I made there. In some way we were
keeping our own vigil for Mary, and I offer this to celebrate her life and passing.
nauset light beach
With apologies for the quality of this picture -- from my cellphone -- I put this up here to
say something about what I'm doing in my studio.... I like the way that Antonio Machado does this .....
I have recently started to take a really hard look at an abstract minimalist style, both in the image and
in the presentation. This sunrise I saw last Sunday is now a 20x26 inch pigment ink print, mounted flush
against a piece of non glare glass, held in a thin maple frame by a wooden strainer secured by
screws. On the left is a varnished print done about seven or eight years ago... it is these
frames that I am reusing. On the right is a classic florentine gold frame, which I love to
use for portraits and landscapes.
But it is the style in the middle that excites me right now. I see the possibility of putting big
blocks of color and emotion on the wall in a pure form. Probably, eighty years late, I am
thinking of being an abstract expressionist.
Anyway, here it is. I hope you like it.