Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Who said Sisyphus was a myth?
This is the house my parents bought in 1953 on Martha's Vineyard. It's the heart and soul of our extended family. Upkeep is a challenge, to put it mildly. The original owner (1905) aptly named her "the house of winds". Doors slam suddenly and without provocation. She's survived many a hurricane, but the salt sea air digs at her. For as long as I can remember, I have spent my vacation scraping the four sets of stairs and porch trim. (Someone else paints) Every year. For 50 weeks a year I paint in my studio at home or in Studio 3 of the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia. For two weeks a year, I scrape.