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(216) ELS Architecture & Urban Design:

Edition of 1556 of which 125 copies are signed 1-125, 26 copies are signed A-Z as artist's proofs; 35 are signed as dedication copies. Three sets of progressives are signed.

September 29, 2007
16-5/8" x 24"  6 colors
Paper: Mohawk Superfine 100# Cover

Model: Barry Elbasani

Client: ELS Architects, 2040 Addison St. Berkeley, California 94704;
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Dedication copies: Barry Elbasani; Jerry & Marsha Elbasani; Kathleen Elbasani; Norm & Betty Elkin; Richard & Sue Bender; Steve & Judith Dragos; Maureen McAvey; Gio Morse; Zo‘ Peirce; Michael & Mary Severin; Paul West;

25 copies signed for ELS
1-125: Saint Hieronymus Press, Inc.
A-Z: Artist's own use
Progressives: All sets to ELS Architects

O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend
The brightest heaven of invention,
A kingdom for a stage, princes to act
And monarchs to behold the swelling scene!

--William Shakespeare, Act 1, Prologue of Henry V

Where does the Muse reside? How may she be wooed? Work conjures her, but not always, and not always when you want. She can take her sweet time, but if you don't carry your end of the load, she will not come at all. Sometimes inspiration flows like water. Sometimes getting an idea is like pulling teeth; but as Woody Allen says, "Eighty percent of success is showing up." So you suit up for every game, hoping that the Muse will come out and play.