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Cars Trapped in Driveways


Item#: 2014SYR06

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11x17-inches, printed on heavy weight (100-pound) Hammermill cover paper. We package each print with a piece of chipboard in a clear plastic sleeve.

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An information page with photos of the artist and poet, and hand-written comments from each.

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Cars Trapped in Driveways

poster information


Cars trapped in driveways.
Skiers glide softly mid—street
Making morning tracks.

I'm a skier, both downhill and cross country. Skiing is one of the things I love about the Syracuse area.

In the haiku, I was trying to capture the essence of Syracuse, and part of that essence is our relationship with winter.

As a teacher, I appreciated snow days just as much as the students did. I loved those quite mornings before the plows arrived, when the world was blanketed with snow and filled with silence.

On such a morning, you can ski in the street. The only sound you hear is the swish of your skis as you make the first tracks in the snow. You feel a part of that winterscape.

I've been skiing since I was a child. I love to ski when I'm all bundled up. This winter is a lot of snow, but I do like it. It's an adventure. I'm from New Jersey, where there's more ice than snow. It's not as pretty. I actually chose Syracuse University because of the weather. The two figures in the painting are a father and son. My father played a big role in teaching me to ski. I often ski with my family and it's a great bonding experience. I love the way the light bounces off snow. It's normally blue or purple at a certain time of day. When you ski, the snow is constantly changing, and I like to look at that. No skier would be that close to a tree, but I wanted to put a tree in, so I bent the rules a little. This is different from a lot of my work, but I hope people can still sense it's my style.