“DAY IN / DAY OUT”
Pen & Ink on Bristol board
23 x 14 inches
After completing my tribute to my Key West inhabitant, I lovingly placed him in my flat file drawer with previous art accomplishments.
The following Winter, I once again headed to the Keys & made my customary visit to Key West shortly after I arrived.
But something had changed.
My anticipated drive-by visit to see my Key West gentleman quietly sitting on the porch of his Conch House, now revealed a different scene. The subject of my drawing and the porch where he observed life, seemed to tell a different story.
I’ll never know what became of him, but my take is, his life wasn’t so bad ~ sitting on his porch, day in and day out, watching the tourists struggle to escape the fast paced world for the brief privilege of enjoying a few relaxed, sun-filled, worry-free days in Paradise.
But I believe the subject of my drawing was living the simple life many would envy. For him every day was just another day in Paradise & perhaps ultimately, that’s the story I found so intriguing & hoped my art would convey about him.