So the paintings are back in Downingtown and while they might miss the breathing room they had in the show, I am happy to have them close by. I will miss seeing my work surrounded by the wonderful historical objects at the CCHS, but mostly I will miss the connection I felt with Rob Lukens while the exhibit was up.
Another thank you to everyone who gave their time, their money, their knowledge and their incredible resources to help in the creation and exhibition of this work. Although the exhibit is over, the world of Humphry Marshall lives on in the research archives of the Chester County Historical Society for any future historian to see, and in some really spectacular footage of the show that Leah, Sebastian and I filmed. If all goes well, perhaps we will have a catalog some day.
In the meantime, I am on to new paintings and new projects. I hope everyone enjoyed seeing the exhibit as much as I enjoyed making it.