“Souvenir” 2013, Gouache, casien and wood, 4,5″x7″ open

"Souvenir" gouache, casien and wood, 2013 4.5" x 7" open

When I first met my wife in Oxford, we would spend entire afternoons wandering it’s streets.  We must have trod every bit of earth in the entire town over the course of that month.  Going back with her years later I was struck with a “this is where it all began” feeling and wanted something to keep that for me, a souvenir.  The song Souvenir, by OMD, always reminded me of Marina over the years we were apart, despite the absolutely horrid video.  This is kind of a visual companion for the tune I carried around in my head for decades.

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