My advice to anyone who wants to make it in the big-time art world is to remove the Scarlet Letter “S” (for “Suburban”) from your forehead. Scrub it off! Don’t leave a trace!
|"Expulsion from the Suburban Garden of Eden"- oil on canvas, 48"x72"|
|"Loehmann's Dressing Room" - oil and charcoal on canvas , 68"x104"|
|"More Suburbia " - oil on canvas, 72"x46"|
Which leaves you/me with two alternatives: one is to move into the city, forget that you ever lived here, deny that your parents live here, that you went to school here; make up a story that you were found in a trash can on West Fourth Street and were brought up by friends of Allen Ginsburg in Greenwich Village. Or, you can do what I am doing: accept the reality that the Scarlet “S” is going to be on your forehead forever and just keep on creating. There’s much to be said for that!