"I still believe people are really good at heart." Anne Frank wrote these words just days before she was hauled off to the death camps.
      I decided that the time stolen from Anne could help me show her story in a new way, through a lens pointed at what she lost. That's why I painted her escape. And her wedding.

     Mythic storytellers---Anne Frank, Meriwether Lewis, Mathew, Mark, Luke and John, the authors of the Book of Genesis--- all trip my imagination. Pages of my own Grandfather's field messages (see above) scribbled under fire in the WW I trenches---(and the generations of fallout from his bravery and suffering)--- have also inspired my work.
     I like to paint on wood panels; wood doesn't yield to pressure so I can integrate lino-cut and oil crayon with painted scenes. I like the tension between carefully rendered images and a kind of chaos or gorgeous vandalism. A human scrawl shouldered onto a page---preferably incoherent---can deepen the story being told.

     What do storytellers have in common? They have faith that what happened to them or the story they are telling is worth marking---that it means something. It matters.

     We want you to know.

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     "I still believe people are really good at heart." Anne Frank wrote these words just days before she was hauled off to the death camps.
      I decided that the time stolen from Anne could help me show her story in a new way, through a lens pointed at what she lost. That's why I painted her escape. And her wedding.

     Mythic storytellers---Anne Frank, Meriwether Lewis, Mathew, Mark, Luke and John, the authors of the Book of Genesis--- all trip my imagination. Pages of my own Grandfather's field messages (see above) scribbled under fire in the WW I trenches---(and the generations of fallout from his bravery and suffering)--- have also inspired my work.
     I like to paint on wood panels; wood doesn't yield to pressure so I can integrate lino-cut and oil crayon with painted scenes. I like the tension between carefully rendered images and a kind of chaos or gorgeous vandalism. A human scrawl shouldered onto a page---preferably incoherent---can deepen the story being told.

     What do storytellers have in common? They have faith that what happened to them or the story they are telling is worth marking---that it means something. It matters.

     We want you to know.

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