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John Torreano, Clinical Professor of Studio Art, NYU

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Seymour Chwast

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Aragonite For Breakfast

OYSTERS on the half shell
Delicious! - slide or chew
Not so easy though
When the eyes look up at you.

And just before my bite
It screamed, "Arrhggg, Aragonite*!
Aragonite!" with all its might
Fingers raised, staring in fright.

"Choke, choke," I heard it croak
Poke, poke, I poked the bloke
Cough, cough, it spit up a pearl
I  didn't eat but gave it a twirl

To get the pearl of course! I am a girl
With no remorse. "To the sea with ye!"–hurl!
I hung the pearl from my necklace
And then went on with my breakfast.

PS  *Aragonite is the mineral normally found in pearls.
 It is more powerful than kryptonite.

PPS  Only really good sports will model for me anymore.

Paint on,



  1. Very nice. Holy mother of pearl!!!

  2. Wow! Move over Francis Bacon!

  3. I thought I asked for the XL shell!!


  4. As Always, a Pearl before the canvas!

  5. Love the Susan by the Sea stories. So entertaining-and new art, but I thought you were painting a crab.

  6. John, The crab is coming in two weeks. Next week - Turtle Tat a tale about inherent, hidden dangers of tatoos! Thanks for reading my blog.

  7. This one reminds me of Jenny Saville.

  8. Thanks. Love Jenny Saville.

  9. A freakish, yet spot-on resemblance.

  10. You are a creative spirit and fabulous artist.

  11. Love this, girl you have exquisite, exotic channels