P.S. 93 Schoolchair
P.S. 93 Schoolchair

One, I fit!  

This is my kindergarten chair from P.S. 93 in the Bronx, on Story Avenue off Bruckner Boulevard. The chair was heavy. It was oak and solid and shiny from years of five-year-olds wiggling around. My kindergarten chair was grounded. You could not push it over, and when I sat in it, my feet touch the ground. I fit the chair. I belonged.

Photo, Acrylic on Canvas
54 x 46"

 

"Someday you’ll have a little money and you'll get them covered."
"Someday you’ll have a little money and you'll get them covered."

For my first real adult apartment, I bought, with saved shekels, two Breuer Wassily chairs: They associated me with modern design, great taste and surprising functionally created comfort. I loved that the sling seat lightened the weight of the chair.

One day, my sister brought my mother to visit, and when she looked at the chrome and leather, she said, “Hmmm. Someday you’ll have a little money and you'll get them covered.” And so I did.

Photo, Acrylic on Canvas
54 x 71"
Signed on verso

 

"Someday you’ll have a little money and you'll get them covered.” And I did.
"Someday you’ll have a little money and you'll get them covered.” And I did.

Life-size slipcovers.

 

The Corbusier Chair
The Corbusier Chair

The Corbu swaddles me and is the chair I meditate in. It reminds me of an old Japanese Haiku in which a kimono speaks the words, "whose arms will I hold tonight."

Acrylic on Canvas
54 x 66"
Signed on verso

 

P.S. 93 Schoolchair
"Someday you’ll have a little money and you'll get them covered."
"Someday you’ll have a little money and you'll get them covered.” And I did.
The Corbusier Chair
P.S. 93 Schoolchair

One, I fit!  

This is my kindergarten chair from P.S. 93 in the Bronx, on Story Avenue off Bruckner Boulevard. The chair was heavy. It was oak and solid and shiny from years of five-year-olds wiggling around. My kindergarten chair was grounded. You could not push it over, and when I sat in it, my feet touch the ground. I fit the chair. I belonged.

Photo, Acrylic on Canvas
54 x 46"

 

"Someday you’ll have a little money and you'll get them covered."

For my first real adult apartment, I bought, with saved shekels, two Breuer Wassily chairs: They associated me with modern design, great taste and surprising functionally created comfort. I loved that the sling seat lightened the weight of the chair.

One day, my sister brought my mother to visit, and when she looked at the chrome and leather, she said, “Hmmm. Someday you’ll have a little money and you'll get them covered.” And so I did.

Photo, Acrylic on Canvas
54 x 71"
Signed on verso

 

"Someday you’ll have a little money and you'll get them covered.” And I did.

Life-size slipcovers.

 

The Corbusier Chair

The Corbu swaddles me and is the chair I meditate in. It reminds me of an old Japanese Haiku in which a kimono speaks the words, "whose arms will I hold tonight."

Acrylic on Canvas
54 x 66"
Signed on verso

 

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