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John Torreano, Clinical Professor of Studio Art, NYU

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Monday, January 27, 2014


Babe and Mac McLaughlin

I WAS WALKING ALONG the beach at Ocean Place with Harrison collecting seashells the other day when out of the blue, he asked, "Your mother's dead, right?"   I replied, "It's sad, but true.  Yes, she's gone to heaven and I miss her very much." He continued along these lines," And your father's dead too, right?," to which I replied that he was in heaven with my mother and I had wonderful memories of both of them.  We walked a little farther, collecting shells in silence.

He then asked, "They were my great grandmother and grandfather, right?"  I told him that was correct.
"Well," he said, "They are not really dead, you know."  When I asked him how he figured that,  he replied, "Because we're alive and we have their DNA."

What a beautiful notion!

We got some beautiful shells  that day too.

Paint on,


  1. WOW Harrison is so smart! I never thought of it that way but he is absolutely right! Carry On DNA!!

  2. I saw your Ipad paintings. What a great talent! The ones of you and Mike are especially special. I love your work.

  3. Susan ,
    Spent the last hour at the store looking at your art and
    thinking, my friend is a major talent...I will be looking for your work at MOMA ...or at least...the Whitney. Love E

  4. Thank you Eric, That is the nicest thing anybody ever said to me! xoxoxoxo