Winter '98 Issue 8
Tiffiny - A Story For Our Time
Time and Again, Ad Infinitum: Is This The New Millennium, Or What?
Preparing Children and the World for Each Other
The Dreaming Media: A Dark Spirit Arises From The Collective Unconscious
Dreams of Kindness, Love & Grace
My Light Opera Vision Quest
Herbal Treatment For Preventing Colds & Flu
A Close Variation on Chuck is a self portrait by James Kirk. James describes this as a take-off on the work of Chuck Close, a giant in the art world who has led the revolution in photo-realistic and neo-realistic art. This is art that shows, perhaps even exaggerates, those personal features that some might characterize as flawsthe wrinkles, the veins in the eyes, the mottled flesh tones.
James Kirk was born in downtown L.A. when it was a nice clean town, surrounded by orchards, with a model mass-transit streetcar system and no pollution. He began adulthood at 16 by dropping out of high school and joining the Armed Services. After World War II, he went to college and began a dual career as artist and teacher. James has lived in Oregon for 38 years and finally retired in 1998 after teaching art for 47 years.
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