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Edith

Oil on Canvas, Wood Frame, Aluminum Pennants 24" x 20" (with Frame)

1997

Joe's mother was born in a modest German city just before the start of the Second World War. Her earliest childhood memories are marked by repeated air raids, open houses at the local Army barracks and Russian POW's trading bread for carved toys at the railroad station. Much of it was great adventure, so without context as it was. As in this instance, related to Joe many times, when an aircraft was shot down over the town during a

bombing raid. She imagined the parachutes, not visible in the image, descending from the stricken machine as belonging to circus performers arriving to play. The frame reminds us of the context in which this history was playing itself out, a complexity that most adults, much less such a small child as she, were, and to a great degree, still are, unable to comprehend. The flags are painted aluminum cut from soda cans. It is likely that the scene actually played out at a basement window within the targeted city, though Joe, child himself when he first heard the story, has always imagined it this way.

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Paintings

The foundation of Joe's work. In painting, Joe discovered the possibilities for visual communication and the greatest historical inspiration. His canvasses are largely earlier works, though he will return from time to time to paint on panels or found surfaces.

Geoffrey's Wild Years Ikarus, No Man Dies Alone Owen Pferd Horse Trinity X Canto- Gunther Prien
Albatros 1918 Still Life with Messerschmitt Sister in Revolution Berlin: Embankment 1945 W. S. Burroughs- American. ...As Promised Selkie
Thomas Bernhard Shared Vision Surf Ta 152 Hitlerjugend A Man of Destiny Everybody Loves Pie!
Edith Vorsicht! Starker Feuerstrahl! Jap Otto and Nico Dog A Story I Heard Once Backsplash
Opa Julia Dick Tait Oma David's Factory V2