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Retrospective » 1965 Ohio State Buckeyes. oil and aluminum leaf on birch panel poplar frame 96″x 192″ (1993)

1965 Ohio State Buckeyes. oil and aluminum leaf on birch panel poplar frame 96"x 192" (1993)

This painting was inspired by an Ohio State University year book. The twenty-two year old graduates, including the artist, with their flat tops, bouffants and flips were optimistically ready to leave their student realm and enter the real world to make their mark. Theses graduates are now parents and their own children are optimistically facing life as the graduates once had done. How quickly time passes and how speedily lost is our youthful idealism.