28 June 2006

Marsden Hartley

his Hart Crane painting currently is in Santa Fe.

his sauna painting is in Santa Fe.

I can't tell you what emotions came over me as I lookd again at these powerful paintings -- so personal to me -- right here in my town.

Hartley is important to me for many reasons. he died the year I was born. he lived in Cleveland & Provincetown & Santa Fe -- all touchstone cities for me. he knew Crane. & it goes on & on.

getting lost in the paintings I forgot abt Dad's decline. I forgot abt my own aging. I forgot abt the war & President Worst Ever. I forgot abt all the hate in the world. I was naked among other naked men in a safe place where there was no time.

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