Wednesday, 7 August 2013

T.J. Donovan / Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein
Now Here's My Plan: A Book of Futilities
published by Simon and Schuster

My contribution is the wonderful Shel Silverstein (1930–1999). Silverstein was an American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter and author of children's books. Shel Silverstein inspired me at a very young age and shall continue to do so forever. My wife and I read Silverstein’s books to our daughter Lily every night before she closes her eyes. Silverstein speaks to both the young and the old, and most often simultaneously. He reminds us all of what’s at stake. He helps us to guide our children toward a life of dreaming, loving and standing up for what they believe in, all the while reminding us of these virtues we so often forget.
T.J. Donovan 2013

T.J. Donovan (US)
oil on canvas
123,2 x 122 x 5 cm (48.5 x 48 x 2 inches)

T.J. Donovan and his daughter Lily, Boston, MA, 2009

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