Spring 2008 this photograph VILLAGE CIGARS, sold at the PERSAD Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art auction held at the Carnegie Museum of Art. The first to be auctioned, the bid was fairly low but it still felt good to donate it and the winner was really pleased to get it. It felt exciting to be recognized as Best New Artist that year. You might have seen this image on my website. It marks the spot where we turn right to get to my sister’s place down the block. It’s been there forever. Held together with some duct tape, a little worse for wear,it looks even more ragged these days but my sister helped me get a good angle for this shot suggesting I go across Seventh Avenue. Shot with a Canon 20D, before I upgraded! This is not the original file but a pdf, hence the words at the bottom and the gray frame. Pulling from the archives but not the external hard drives tonight. Friday completes the first full week with students.