Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Like a Tom Waits Song


Some time back in Maine, I was  interviewed by a student as part of a presentation project.  He asked,  "I've heard that you are a big Tom Waits fan, and I've noticed you both have a similar sense of humor.  Has he ever influenced your work?"   I thought on this briefly and replied, "well, I've always wondered, how could I make my work a bit more like a Tom Waits song?"   Apparently, he liked this answer, as I heard later that he added Wait's music to his presentation played alongside images of my work.   I thought this was a rare and singular honor, to share some space and time, no matter how tangentially, with a great artist like Tom Waits.   Then I saw a call for art last month that I simply couldn't resist, so I entered one of my more melodramatic works inspired directly by Wait's music.

I'm very pleased to announce one of my paintings will be on display at the Arc Gallery in San Francisco, California, as part of their upcoming exhibit, "Like a Tom Waits Song."  The show will be on display from May 3 through June 21st. More information  here