Bygone Days

In a little departure from my usual work, I’ve investigated the nostalgic world of memory. Inspired by faded photographs collected while preparing the family homestead for sale, the works portray family members pursuing hobbies, on visits, preparing food, and simply growing up. The mid-twentieth century world, with its stricter gender roles, bottle fed babies, and fin-backed cars has all but vanished, but live in a shared cultural memory.  “The Archer”, seen above, depicts my older brother at practice in the backyard, around 1963.

See the show through October 31 at The Bakery in New Paltz.  An opening reception will be held Thursday October 12, from 5-7 PM.