Takoma Park, Maryland © 2006 Ed Zerne
Maryland © 2008 Ed Zerne
Small Sculpture made in the 1980’s, Lead Lightening
Art is about substance, not style
No Christmas for Tina, 1989 © 2006 Ed Zerne
It was a cold wet snowing day as I drove to the cemetary overlooking the Schukyl River outside Philadelphia. Tina had died of her addiction and was to be interred. It had been quite some time since I had seen her.
At the service were her mother, two music teachers and three friends & classmates. She had been one of the most talented musicians that I have known. As a teenager she had played the violin in a major Symphony. She played the piano, the clarinet and other instruments.
I arrived early and sat in my car sketching the above scene. Just before the hearse arrived a flock of geese flew in the direction the hearse would come from. I walked up the hill to the tent that awaited Tina’s coffin. She was buried beside her brother and her father.
I returned to my car after the service and sat there drawing, meditating… shortly another flock of geese flew in the opposite direction as if to carry Tina away.
Self portrait, grafite on paper, 1989 © 2006 Ed Zerne
Detail © 2006 Ed Zerne