Grey Concrete Sidewalk
by Steven McCabe
I finished four deadlines yesterday I began in February when I finished my 33′ X 5′ painting on paper. Now I can do something about promoting this painting.
The amount of work I have done in the last year makes me feel half my age.
I remember when I used to work in schools.
I went for a walk after the rain. Garbage washes over the street in familiar colours.
I see a painting in the tiny art gallery window but when I photograph it clouds appear.
Is this a store security camera monitor? I would splice the discarded ‘evidence’ into an art film.
The Classic Candy Store sponsored a free giveaway of Moirs chocolate at the local (it has been resurrected) theatre in 1927. One day my shadow will vanish forever like a chocolate company.
I used a Sharpie marker in my sketchbook on the subway. The lady in white does not see me. I only see her in the photograph.
I only notice the Celtic manuscript in front of the drugstore parking lot when it begins to fade.
In the elevator at the medical clinic a Taj Mahal-like shape eats away at the cheap paneling.
Now I can do something about promoting this painting.
❤️ A good day… & then the evening, which was lovely at Luciano’s and Beatriz’s launch. Good to see you.
Nice to see you at the launch Brenda! Excellent readings by the two of them and a fine, fun time! 🙂
What a fascinating slice of life post. It was an enjoyable read being able to go along and discovering tidbits of modern life with you. Also, did you do the artwork with the hands? Great stuff!
Thank you Tiege! I taught students how to make plaster casts of their hands using ‘plaster gauze’ (rolls of Plaster of Paris ‘caked’ in a soft gauze mesh) that you cut into strips, soak in water and apply to a very ‘still’ hand. Teams of three worked together. The plaster dries quickly. I showed them how to brush acrylic paint on the ‘dry hand’ and ideas for patterns. The hands were made with a couple of classes in the Grades 4-6 range. Those ‘kids’ were ten to twelve years old then. And then was 2005!