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Self-portrait of an Artist in His Twenties (2 of 3)

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This pointilistic self-portrait was made from a photo taken by a girlfriend on a visit to Fire Island, on the southern coastline of Long Island, NY, around 1970. The afternoon was windy and cold. My eyes were squinted and my navy wathchman's cap was perfect in keeping my hair from blowing away.

I completed this piece in 1981 and included it in my book, Collected Poetry of Thomas A. Ekkens—Early Works.