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Dan asked if we could visit Jon’s studio and he kindly agreed to a tour:
There is art everywhere and in many formats–on old pieces of cardboard, slips of paper, pieces of wood…you name it. Everything becomes a canvas.
We wandered from room to room taking it all in. He enthusiastically spoke of his current, and future projects as we sorted through his works….
This piece caught my eye as well as Kim’s. It’s a compilation of quotes by George Bernard Shaw.
Dan King acted as our go between. He approached Mr. Sarkin and asked if he would sell us the “Shaw” piece. It was destined for a showing that he will be doing in Ireland later this year.
Lucky for us, he did agree to sell the piece.
His comment: “I’ll just do something else.” I don’t know if it will ever become Picassoesque; I really don’t care. It was just very wonderful to meet him and have him allow us into his world for a bit of time. Like Mr. Picasso, Mr. Sarkin MUST produce art–some we understand, some we don’t. But what a wonderful thing that people like Pablo and Jon can express themselves and the rest of us can find intrigue and emotional releases from their expressions.
Dan King creates music. Ian McColl creates theater works. Jon Sarkin creates art.
They are now pulling together an event featuring all three elements for “Big Top Road,” which they promise will be a unique program.
“The title, like the event, is totally open to interpretation,” he said.