“Barbecue With Monument” 1980 Acrylic on Masonite with wood frame, 20 x 18.5

Early student work. A boy wearing a plaid sweater and flowered shirt cooks burgers in an old fashioned barbecue. The Washington Monument is in the background. Collection of the artist.

In Bethesda Maryland existence is vague. Everything is patterned, shifting slightly, imperceptibly alive. As the burgers sizzle, a small bird squawks “get out!”