Recently I’ve been thinking about the number of amazing individuals I have met at the Gorilla House. This is a place where art boings creative spirits, one against another. Before I typed ‘boings’, I typed ‘slams’…then I was thinking we sort of ‘rub up against’ one another, but that doesn’t work either. Don’t really know how to describe it, but we more than ‘meet’ one another…that’s for sure! Mayhaps this is where the term ‘connection’ comes in…the Gorilla House is a house of connection! On Wednesday evenings, I shake my head as I head for home. The artists…the visitors…every individual provides for a truly unique sort of community building.
As Max stepped up to the front, during the auction portion of the evening, he was introduced and I remember shouting out, “Max?” Lindsay looked over at me and said…”He gets that all the time.” I told her that my beautiful border collie is named Max…she openly laughed and said, “Oh…I guess that’s a first!” We laughed together. As I looked at the piece he then raised up to auction, I wanted it to be mine.
Max and Lindsay were visiting from Victoria. I only wish that I had captured a photograph of Lindsay’s work! Thank you for your courage and your belief, Lindsay! Both Lindsay and Max were just super open to the Gorilla House experience and gratefully, I was able to purchase Max’s gouache illustration at auction! I recommend that my readers take a look at illustrations by Max Licht here. I am so over-the-top thrilled to own this piece, titled The scale of the problem; there are no words. Thanks for visiting us, you two, and please stop by again!