Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Framing Story

 This is a print of an early drawing of Leonardo’s that I bought when I was 16 years old (probably only a few years younger than he was when he drew this). I got it in the gift shop of the Uffizi gallery in Florence and it’s been rolled up in a tube ever since. I’ve carried her with me from house to house for— 

…well, for half a lifetime, really.

Just the other week I had her framed and, somehow, it was the perfect moment. 

My tiny studio has been steadily accumulating talismans, totems, and charms. Everywhere I look there are mementos full of meaning. Stories fill the nooks and crannies.

And, so far, there’s still room for me. 

*wee Ben c. 1995