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Re: My Corner Office

Post by Matt Quinn » Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:12 am

Minnie,

"One of the most eyecatching displays I have seen was a family room with a piano. Behind the piano was a painting of a woman sitting at the piano. In the painting there was a painting on the piano, of a woman sitting at the piano. In that painting was a picture of....and it went on."

Not quite the infinite series you mention, but your comment reminded me of a similar experience. When we lived in MT, I bought this painting from a local artist, Steve Seltzer, whose grandfather had been a renowned Western painter, and gave it to Maureen as a Christmas present.
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She hung the painting in the study where she prepared her lectures. I took a photo of her one day, gave it to Steve and asked him whether he could do a painting from it. I gave it to her the following Christmas.
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She does not like me to take her picture, so I have to sneak them. I took one while we were walking on the shore at Cape Cod and gave it to a local artist to do a painting.


Now, the issue is, which son gets which painting?

Matt
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Post by minniev » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:28 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:12 am
Minnie,

"One of the most eyecatching displays I have seen was a family room with a piano. Behind the piano was a painting of a woman sitting at the piano. In the painting there was a painting on the piano, of a woman sitting at the piano. In that painting was a picture of....and it went on."

Not quite the infinite series you mention, but your comment reminded me of a similar experience. When we lived in MT, I bought this painting from a local artist, Steve Seltzer, whose grandfather had been a renowned Western painter, and gave it to Maureen as a Christmas present.

photoMentoris (2 of 3)-2.jpg

She hung the painting in the study where she prepared her lectures. I took a photo of her one day, gave it to Steve and asked him whether he could do a painting from it. I gave it to her the following Christmas.

photoMentoris (1 of 3)-2.jpg

She does not like me to take her picture, so I have to sneak them. I took one while we were walking on the shore at Cape Cod and gave it to a local artist to do a painting.


Now, the issue is, which son gets which painting?

Matt
Wonderful! Thanks for sharing the story and the images that make the story come to life.

The answer is, you have to sneak another and get another painting done...
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Post by Matt Quinn » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:37 pm

I'll tell her "Minnie made me do it"
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Post by minniev » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:21 am

Matt Quinn wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:37 pm
I'll tell her "Minnie made me do it"
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