Before the Dreaming in Cyan opening at the HeArt Box Gallery, Jill Sans interviewed me. This is a completely off the cuff interview.
The sky has always been a peaceful place for me. When I lived in Manhattan, I used to walk to the piers to watch the sunset over the water. Over the last 18 months, if I wasn’t riding my bike, I went for daily walks at sunset – watching the clouds shift from pale blue white to orange, pink, and grey purple. Sunsets have probably been the most reliable part of my life in the last few years.
I was thinking about blue as I packed up the house I was living in over the last couple if years. I remember the day 9/11 happened, the day was so calm – they sky a perfect blue. I was visiting my sister, it happened that I wasn’t in New York that morning, but across the river in New Jersey. I slept through my alarm clock that day, so was late in getting ready for work. I was on the phone with my boss when the second plane hit.
I remember how so many people kept remarking how lovely the sky was that day. And it was, it was the kind of day a person would wait for all summer long. I will never forget that. Maybe it’s strange to think of the planes, when the sky itself brings me so much peace. All the little and big human dramas don’t compare to the sky.
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It feels good to have the art hanging – and to have the support of Jill and the gallery!
Exhibiting at The HeArt Box, October 1-30th.
Available online at http://www.theheartbox.space or in person at the gallery Thursday – Saturday 11-6pm.
The HeArtbox Gallery is located in the heart of historic downtown Flagstaff, Arizona
in the Switzer building, directly behind The Artists’ Gallery through Aspen Alley.
17 North San Francisco Street, Suite 1B, Flagstaff, AZ
October 9, 2021