LOVE YOU ENOUGH TO FILL 1,000,000 OCEANS
48” X 96”
OIL ON CANVAS
A spin off title from the Be Willing To Dare book which was mostly written at a coffee shop in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. East One Coffee on the corner of Carroll st. & Court st. cool spot, often very crowded. My studio is just across the canal in Gowanus. So every day in July and August I would work on this as much as I could (My process requires a brobdingnagian amount of drying time) and then ride my bike over to East One. Passing over the Gowanus Canal which has become so much cleaner and pleasant (the smell is almost non existent, even in 100 July weather) So I guess this resembles the Canal a bit. In my mind it is a deep color, thick, yet a slight translucent. I imagine the blood in my heart is similar to the Gowanus Canal. Tainted, thriving, heavy, vibrant, moving with the tides and more than ever filled. Filled with love for life, people and myself. Like the canal the tides going out into the estuary.