Heart of Thorns
by DR Harris
Slab-made, hand painted, highest quality porcelain, 2016. 9.5″W X 25″H. Fired twice at cone 12. A maquette for a 25-foot aluminum painted sculpture.
In the late 60’s, I lived on West 71st Street in Manhattan and borrowed books from a store. It was a stationary/news store. In the back of the store were books for purchase and a big section of books available to borrow. It was located on West 72nd Street between West End and Broadway, next to where I had my shirts laundered. There was a five-dollar membership fee. Books were free for three days and ten cents a week afterward.
The yellow taxi pulled up to 5555 Palm Avenue. A tall, slender woman dressed in a mauve Chanel suit exited the cab and walked into the building. Her heels made staccato clacks as she hurried across the terrazzo lobby floor to the elevator.