The attic project has yielded a bunch of old art of mine, packed away during the last move, but unseen for years before that. The "cars" piece on the left dates to 1970-71, when I was 13-14, and shows five different models for my mythical "Delgiata" car company. They were all take-offs (early chops!) of current cars like the Barracuda, Super Bee and Cougar. The multicolored portrait at the right was done in college, a self-portrait. I wanted to capture my spirit and not so much the exterior facade, so I rendered it in everything but "flesh-tones" and brown hair. The piece in the background, flaking off in sheets, is all I have left of a set I painted for a college production of "Alice in Wonderland." This section was a parrot on a huge exotic-looking flower. I'm going to have to figure out a way of preserving what's left, probably a mixture of Elmer's glue and polyurethane.
B O N U S P H O T O — A better view of the Cosmos this morning. Those cedar posts are eight-feet tall, and some of the stems are taller than they are.