LILAC ENGINE ROOM

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Acrylic on Linen 22” x 30”  ©2014

America's last steam-powered lighthouse tender 

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Visiting the LILAC, NYC

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"LILAC ENGINE ROOM" in  'INDUSTRIALISM'  at 

the ART FACTORY, PATERSON, NJ

NEW PAINTED 'CHAPTER' COMING SOON!

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Serving a decorative function from atop a credenza I (and Anthony, too) take a closer look at figurines in a larger scale and context, inviting the viewer into the moment to find relevance in contemporary times. 

"FRAGILE LOVE"


My grandmother Iluminada’s homes in NYC and Spain were filled with Dresden style figurines.

At age 2 she began telling me,

 “You don’t touch MY things, I don’t touch YOURS.”

I thought that was the way of all lands and would never after be comfortable with anyone touching my stuff. Likewise and effectively, my sense of boundaries placed ‘the stuff of others far from my interest.

who's the fairest of them all?

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As if preserved in frilly forms, persons and animals enjoy peace in bucolic settings. Such gentle romanticized interactions might leave us longing for that kind of joyous, but fragile love. 


Relationships are delicate like that.

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7 new paintings started

"FOR A SONG"

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The pair of paintings, “FOR A SONG” represent the subtle power of music as a spellbinding force. Cupid connects the listening girl to the accordion player. 

Music is the catalyst of desire preparing to shoot an arrow to impale the unsuspecting pair with love.

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and more to come—