My first-ever show of my art work will be held in that little village on the Long Island Sound — Pelham, New York — next month, so I’ve been going through all the original illustrations from my book lately. It’s the first time I’ve taken a real good look at When Wanderers Cease to Roam, page by page, since I shuffled the finished manuscript off to my publishers two years ago.
I’m looking for pictures that I can pull out of context, or re-c0mbine in interesting ways, to put on display. All the paintings in the book are reproduced in their actual size, in the same dimension that I painted them, so even if I find a picture that (I think) can stand alone, it’s a small bitty “canvas”. This should be interesting: an exhibit of pictures you have to squint at.
For those of you reading along at home, these two pages are from October, page 162 (and page 163 . None of these images, I think, can stand alone, so they won’t be in the show, but I wanted to talk about them today because it’s my last post of October and these pages are the heart of my October chapter.
If I had to do it over, I’d leave out the “sideburns” in my list of Coyote things. I wrote that list back when I had a huge crush on an English musician called Paul Weller, and it was his sideburns I was thinking of:
I could have used an editor who actually took the time to read my book…but that’s a whole other story.
And I could have used a little self-control that night when I jumped on stage at a Paul Weller concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London during his “Town Called Malice” encore, but that’s a whole other story, too.