7/22/2009We have a table of family pictures full of Randall’s, Ewings and Steele’s and Makihara’s, and lots of photos of Caroline. The table is especially important to me because it helps define for us who is family. With us it doesn’t all have to do with blood or marriage or legal adoptions: Mimi Oka and I went to Harvard together have called each other best friend for almost thirty years, but we’re family, connected in ways that are unbreakable.
7/22/2009This is a portrait of daughter Caroline painted on a fragment of a broken mirror stuck into what I understand to be a piece of found wood. Her Godmother Mimi commissioned this piece. It is a favored object of mine. Mimi collects people. Artists mainly. The wilder the better. Linda Mason the artist who painted this has been called the woman who revolutionized makeup. She has a makeup studio and a small art gallery in New York. Here we see Caroline unadorned just over the line that divides women from girls. Checkout: Linda and The Art of Beauty at http://www.lindamason.com