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Windmill: In Progress

Friday is HERE! Which means it’s time for your weekly blog post!

This week has been dedicated to getting the final piece for the Two Moon Gallery show started and up on its feet. It’s not exactly moving around and doing cartwheels around the room yet. But it has been a productive week and I’m thrilled.

This painting is special to me because it is about something near and dear to my heart. Growing up my dad would read and re-read the story of Don Quixote. The man who gave hope to the hopeless. The hero who saw quality in a grungy prostitute and saved her from a life of wretchedness. The man who attacked imaginary enemies and forever immortalized the phrase “tilting at windmills” in Western literary culture. This painting began as a not so subtle tribute to this character and to my dad.

Below is a quick snapshot of the painting in progress.

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Also, since this is just an “in progress” week, I wanted to share a breathtaking photography series on the crisis in Detroit.

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As you know, the city of Detroit has been slowly deteriorating to the point that they filed for bankruptcy on July 18, 2013. These pictures were taken by photographers, Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre, and are part of their series “The Ruins of Detroit.” These photographs affected me the same way those photos of hungry African kids on the television do. I mean, give me a minute to pull out my checkbook and tell me where to send my check. You can see the rest of this hauntingly beautiful series on their website at http://www.marchandmeffre.com/. They’re worth a look.

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