This is a little corner on my front porch where I love to sit and paint or read in fair weather. There's a wonderful, worn cement bench support that we found underwater, covered in barnacles off of Hart Island, and a metal casting that I found in a shop in Hudson, NY.
One day I was relaxing on the porch rereading several of my favorite art books, and I placed one about my former teacher, Wolf Kahn, to the side against the bench end. Voila! An unconventional and unplanned still life set-up. the colors of Kahn's painting on the bookcover seemed to work so well with the varicolored bricks, and the repeated rectangular elements looked great too.