Jack Balas, 2016; FRONTISPIECE (UP AT THE LAKE) (CARVE YOUR INITIALS...) (#1338); watercolor, ink & acrylic on 2 paper panels, 30" x 45" overall.
FRONTISPIECE (UP AT THE LAKE) with William Holbrook Beard, Marsden Hartley, Carl Sprinchorn, and Peter Saul, Thank You.
Part History, Part Fantasy, Part Critique, Part Manifesto, Complete Surrender
We have deliberated mightily over
whether to include this or not. SCREW IT
"Nothing so low... has ever, to our knowledge, been deliberately and habitually painted... since pagan days." ( Clarence Cook, New York Tribune, April 9, 1864 )
CARVE YOUR INITIALS INTO SOME
LOG, A TABLE, THAT TREE, let us run our hands over the bumps and
ridges like braille, trying to make out images, the STORY, the
way we do at night stretched out on our sleeping bags, gazing
up at the stars. WISH US LUCK.