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“The moment of discovery is always an exciting one whether it’s finding a jasper Perkiomen Broadpoint while collecting Indian artifacts or extracting an exquisite Peltier Superman marble while digging in an old city dump. My friend Bob and I both share the passion for amateur archaeology and have spent countless hours in the pursuit of these activities. Here in a woods where we have collected morel mushrooms and watched Spring warbler migrations lies one such long forgotten city dump. In the painting we see Bob squinting into the sun as he inspects a just found Akro Agate moonie, an opalescent marble made during the twenties, which glows orange when held up to the light. This is a case where the name for the painting came to me instantly as I couldn’t resist titling it “Looking At The Moon”.
Trails & Streams Medallion, 19th Annual Adirondacks Exhibition of American Watercolors
Philadelphia Watercolors Society Founder’s Award, 100th Anniversary Exhibition