Sunday, June 27, 2010
An Artist I Love
These are the two prints that are hanging in our downstairs bathroom. They make it my favorite bathroom to use. (Well, the prints and the kelly green walls.) The first one is a painting of UGA campus - from the Arches allllllll the way back. I love looking at the "map" of where I spent 5 years of my undergrad and graduate programs. The second is a painting of the Georgia Theater (prior to the fire) with R.E.M. (one of my all-time favorite bands) on the marquee.
I had long admired the work of Jamie Calkin in the shops of downtown Athens before I ever knew him as a person. We go to church together and I love seeing him and his wife and their 2 daughters every week. They are delightful people, with strong faith and kind spirits, which makes his art even more fabulous to me.