This evening we’ll glance briefly, obliquely on art, memory, nostalgia, sentimentality, visual narrative, and letting go. First, I’d like to praise artist Annette Gurdo (www.annettegurdo.com) for this beautifully rendered, personally poignant portrait or the Riley in front of Rosslyn’s barns. Thank you, Annie!
I will return to the artist and her art soon, but for today let’s drift into the mingling of art and artifacts…
And I’ll offer a notion for your consideration, what I call a kismet collage of images and ideas, inevitably if imperfectly coalescing. A still germinal, perennially protean mosaic gathered from art and artifacts starting with a hint of old car context.
Returning to the topic of a beautiful vintage British motorcar… [a] 1949 Riley RM [that] has been part of my family for more than four decades. Lots of nostalgia and sentimentality hiding behind that seductive exterior! But lamentably she’s spent far too many years under cover, alone, collecting dust,… (Source: