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.

July, 2016
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.