dready ritz carlton 10th anniversary panorama – 44×14 and 11×4 on canvas
10 years doesn’t seem like a very long time in the big scheme of thing,s but it’s long enough for a place, like the ritz, to become a part of the landscape of life, emotion and memory …
in the 7 foot long dready cayman panorama called, ‘things that exist only in my fading memory’, the old holiday inn sits in the spot the ritz would now occupy – it’s a piece of art about good memories, about the things that meant something to your youth, helped form you – the ritz makes up a new phase of good memories, something my children will recall when they grow old enough to be sentimental.
the very first show that dready art was in was a group show in the ritz’s ‘walking gallery’ – every 4 months or so, the shows, the art in the gallery revolves, with some anchor artists; dready has had the good fortune to be one of those anchor artists …
and so for me it was a delight to be asked to do this drawing for 10th anniversary gift.
the ritz is cool – it’s an awesome welcoming space; friendly, convivial, open, inclusionary … full of good food and fun, of interesting nooks and crannies, shops and activities … bless the memories of the times i’ve already had there.