Drawing and photography are central to my practice. Both make pressing - if sometimes fictitious - claims to the capture of lost moments.


Mother and child

This is the young wife and one year old son of the cook at the residential hotel where my mother lives.  They live in a room off the basement garage; their older boy is somewhere "at home" with grandparents. This child and I have taken to each other and the father says, only half jokingly, take him to England, give him a good life. Then we all laugh uncomfortably. Anything else I might say here would be mawkish. Bring on Madonna or Angelina Jolie... I can see the temptation, the smug pat on one's own back.

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