This picture hangs on the wall of the studio where we hold our concerts. It is a blown-up newspaper clipping of a modeling series my wife Joyce was doing a few years back at Villa Terrace, a local millionaire-mansion turned museum/concert hall. At the time, she was working as a photo model for Boston Store and Marshall Fields, but I believe this particular photo was done by a reporter, as a story on Joyce rather than the clothes she was selling for her employers.
This year, she started her own clothing store, Alana Women's Apparel, in part of a shopping center that we have been creating in a rehab space. She was wondering if the photo, one of her career favorites, could be incorporated in abstract terms into her store logo.
She posed the question to Tom Hoffmann, a Bay View artist acquaintance from her fitness gym, and Tom came up with the following rendition, based on the photograph.Also a sleek black-and-white version:
And so, another legend is born. I love you, Joyce.Thanks for listening and contributing. I'd love to hear from you.