Jack Balas, 2021
WHEN THEY SPOTTED ME (#2085)
oil & India ink on paper, 22x30 inches
When they spotted me and realized
I was taking their photo, his buddies laughed and turned away.
But he stayed, froze, actually. Click. Turned a bit, froze. Click.
Turned, froze. Click.
What would they say, sixteen years later, of today's painting?