On a spring afternoon in 1992, my 6 year old daughter came up the stairs to my 3rd floor studio as I was finishing this drawing. Neil Young’s song Only Love Can Break YourHeart was playing on the radio. A line from this song captured my attention. I wrote I was always thinking across the top of the drawing, and asked my daughter, as she stood next to the drawing board, What am I always thinking about?. Without hesitation, she answered About me. and then about school and about playing. And so, the full title became:I was Always Thinking (about Aurora and about Schooland Playing) .
From my series of 1992 dress drawings, made with layers of colored pencil on paper, featuring a dress image floating in the center of each composition, comes Easter Dress (for RJK). Dedicated to the incandescent spirit of my mother, Rosemary Jean Kern.