“Bowl of Rocks 6” (the last of the series) 48×60 inches
oil on canvas 2002 (as seen from my storage unit door en route to delivery)
Lasell Village is a senior living community located on the campus
of Lasell College in Newton, MA.
From the Village catalogue:
“Opened in 2000, Lasell Village marked many “firsts” both for the college and for senior living, with lifelong learning opportunities becoming a fundamental component of retirement. Residents agree to sustain their intellectual and physical well-being by participating in a wide range of group and individual activities, averaging nine hours a week (450 hours per year).
“The commitment to a personalized program of lifelong learning—which had begun as a requirement for residents—has become an expectation and a foundation for the close educational, governance and social connections that exist between Lasell Village and Lasell College. Both college students and Village residents benefit from interacting through shared courses, class modules, research projects, internships and mentoring—as well as in the community itself, where students often serve as wait staff, lifeguards, interns and volunteers. In 2015, Lasell College’s commitment to intergenerational education was recognized with the designation “Age-Friendly University,” a distinction that exists to this day.”
Once the cafeteria renovation is complete, Bowl of Rocks will be installed in the cafeteria.
I’m thrilled to have this koi painting occupy such a prominent space for all the residents to enjoy.
Since two 40×30 inch koi paintings just sold in a row, it was time to replenish my stock. This is a good start. Then I need to make more 8×8 abstractions for a summer show at the Beth Urdang Gallery in Boston. They make a wonderful grid. 12 in the works so far. Need to get as many done as possible before we begin traveling again starting in late May.
The annual Halloween parade in the city of Kawasaki, Japan usually includes thousands of human participants, but few living paintings. However, this year’s event included a cadre of possessed masterworks who miraculously stumbled into the streets of the Greater Tokyo Area wearing fishnet stockings and heels.