Grandpa Bob Loses at Sevens

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These are my Dancing Pants...

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Grandpa Bob Orders Black Coffee

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2014

A Party at the Pines

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The Day I Almost Drained Lake Erie

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Do Not Be Afraid...

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Ray II and Eugene Brave the Lake Erie Waves

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The Seagulls Come to Feast

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Grandpa Bob Loses at Sevens | Sevens

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These are my Dancing Pants | They have a lot of Ball Room

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Grandpa Bob Orders Black Coffee | Cream and Sugar

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A Party at the Pines | I'm Not Stopping till this Keg is Kicked

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The Day I Almost Drained Lake Erie | All Your Heroes Will Let You Down

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Do Not Be Afraid | I Am With You

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Ray II and Eugene Brave Lake Erie's Waves | The Perch Pirates Go Searching for Seagulls

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The Seagulls Come to Feast | Buy a Drink You Cheap Fuck

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Bar Table #1 (pre 1992)

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2014

Bar Table #2 (post 1992) 

Wood, hand carved woodblock, metal, glass 2'x6'x3.5' 

2014

Installation view #1 (The Basement Show. Alfred, NY)

Installation view #2 (The Basement Show. Alfred, NY

Grandpa Bob Loses at Sevens

 In a bar back home, the "vets" I imagine, my Grandpa Bob was sitting with his friends playing cards. The first seven drawn names the drink. The second seven drawn buys the drink. The third seven drawn drinks it. A beer and two raw eggs in this case. My grandpa drew the last seven. He didn't play very long after that round


These are my Dancing Pants They have a lot of Ball Room

Somewhere in my grandma's house there is a picture of my Grandpa Ray playing bocce ball with his friends. They are all standing and holding the bocce balls normally. Except my grandpa. This is his pose, which explains a lot about our family.


Grandpa Bob Orders Black Coffee

My Grandpa Bob and Grandma Betty were at a wedding together. She didn't want to be the only one to order black coffee, so she asked my grandpa to order one too. He did, but up until that point he had always taken it with cream and sugar. He said he couldn't drink coffee any other way after that wedding.


A Party at the Pines

It was a Fourth of July party at The Pines. My dad's friend was running the keg. He said, "Drink up, cause I'm not stopping till the keg is kicked." It was finished pretty quickly. When they picked up the second keg the bartender was shocked. The second keg lasted a lot longer.


The Day I Almost Drained Lake Erie

I was fishing with my dad and uncle when I got snagged on what was probably a tree or some other type of debris. When I began to pull on the line they yelled for me to stop and told me I might be hooked on a plug. They cut the line and said that my Grandpa Ray pulled one when he was younger and drained part of the lake and our family got in a lot of trouble. I didn't believe them so they told me to ask him. Later that day, at my cousin's birthday party, I asked him and he told me he did and got in a lot of trouble. I was terrified, because there was no way my grandpa would lie to me. My mom filled me in later that night.


Do Not Be Afraid I Am With You

My mom passed away in 2005 when I was thirteen, For some reason one of the most vivid memories I have of her was when we bought papa-bear-sized chocolate peanut butter ice cream cones from The Big Dipper, and drove through Point Gratiot to eat them. Thirteen wasn't a good year for me.


Ray II and Eugene Brave Lake Erie's Waves

My dad and uncle were out perch fishing one night. Their lights weren't turned on and the waves were rough as hell. A coast guard boat approached them, and while they couldn't kick them off the lake they said something like, "You assholes are gonna die out here." They shouldn't have been out there, but hey, the fish were biting!


The Seagulls Come to Feast

In the clubs back home if you eat the finger food and don't spend very much at the bar you're called a seagull. Makes you wonder why they call it free food...




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