Hal Mayforth

Three New Paintings

JUNE 20, 2006
This is the second in a series of robots that I hope to continue with. Robots are great. They don't require a ton of drawing skills which suits me just fine. I'd already decided on the title "Xeno" before I looked it up. It means stranger.
Things have been pretty busy around here and I've been beating myself up because I haven't had alot of time to paint. I've only had the energy to do smaller paintings. So here are the three latest for your perusal.
This originally said "Stay Curious" which I think is important, but it was getting dangerously close to Curious George territory. So I pondered several weeks about what to "stay." I finally decided on enlightened, the joke being that it presupposes that you are enlightened to begin with.
Several weeks ago, Elwood and I had a brief back and forth about the importance of working play into the everyday equation. This is a note to myself.
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