A Thousand Days and a Day

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“On three distinct years, each separated five years apart from its predecessor, I decided to adapt pop-music composer Brian Wilson’s acclaimed, yet unfinished, SMiLE (a Zen piece with the notion of healing via laughter) to a series of abstract oil paintings…

“This on-going installation project is NOT designed to promote America’s already famous Beach Boys, but rather to confirm how a great work of music can inspire visual art, as perhaps many paintings once upon a time inspired Modest Mussorgsky to compose his classic, ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’.”

—Ritchard Rodriguez