– Words and Images –
The first two projects were attributed to Daniel “D.C.” Morrister, a fictional character from my work. After watching a stranger bare herself at a gas station, he obscured her again with the rhythm and rhyme of In So Many Words. I later said that D.C. wrote The Sketchbook, in which a similar woman is widely accepted, while listing myself as the illustrator. I did, however, take credit for my newest effort, IMAGE. It’s a tale of horror. Eighteen recent drawings are traced to a decades-old — and deadly — experiment with the figure.
Before I had finished the final installment, progress had ground to a crawl. In 2019, at the age of forty-nine, I received a Parkinson’s diagnosis. Still, after starting a blog, I tried to avoid dwelling on what I can no longer do. My story isn’t over . . .