Friday, December 8, 2006

Imaginary Brother as Witness 1966

This was done for a high school drawing class. It was copied from a photograph of one of the Beach Boys, Dennis Wilson, from a teen magazine. I considered it a failure because it didn't look "exactly" like the magazine photo, but kept it tacked to my wall for years. In the winter of 1983, the roof of the house where I was living leaked, dripping down a wall and creating a water stain on the drawing. At first I was grief-stricken, but then I saw that my imaginary brother had survived after all. Coincidentally, Dennis Wilson died in a drowning accident on 28 December 1983, one of countless synchronicities in my life.

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