Beginning in Boston

May 23rd, 2009

"I find myself spiraling into Infinity…"
– Andrew Renwick Towl

These are the words of my beloved friend Andy Towl with whom I recently spent a day in Cambridge, Mass. He is 98 years old, calmly brilliant, truly humble and thoughtful. I know he will read this, because he does read my blog. I just want him to know what an inspiration he has been to me all these years, and also to let his words and thoughts inspire others. I feel very fortunate to have him as a friend.

How many 98 year-olds do you know who read blogs?
We are all at different points of our journey into infinity. Each step of the path offers opportunities, challenges and occasional set backs.
I was in Cambridge to see Andy and to deliver work to Co/So, the Copley Society on Newbury Street. I dropped off three small paintings for the summer show: Starry Night Sunflower, Singing Wren and Moonlit Shell.

Boston was at it's most lovely, gardens in perfect bloom, the scent of lilacs in the air.

I've been working with iridescent color pours for backgrounds lately. The challenge of creating a sense of drama which

emerges from the shimmering multi-colored mica background is satisfying.

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