From Martin (England).
Countries I’ve been to: Mexico (with Lester for one day); France (three times, once for three weeks); Belgium (a few days); Germany (five minutes) ; Canada (I think we went from one end to the other. Favorite location: Nova Scotia. Places I’d like to visit: London, Italy (anywhere); Russia (my roots are there, somewhere); Ireland (I used to look at those photo tours a lot but they were always too expensive); Prince Edward Island (there’s a Zen monastery that I’d like to retire to); Spain. That’s about it.
I like to go to places where artists are remembered. Where streets are named after writers. Where tourists line up to see where famous painters once lived. Can you imagine walking down a street named Walker Evans Avenue? If he had been French – he’d be a street name. Yes, when it comes to immortality – which artists are bound to think about since they hope that their efforts will live on, I would like the idea of having a street in the Bronx called Beckerman Boulevard. Even if it weer a cul de sac – that would be the sort of tribute that my soul, if it really did turn out to be eternal (doubtful) would get a kick out of.
But for now, the closest thing is to have my work displayed by a person I’ve never met, in a country that I’ve never seen. Yes, that is a cozy room. Oh, and I just spotted the dog.