Hawtch- Hawtcher, Penn Ave, January Sunrise, Oil on cradled panel 11” x 14”,
This painting comes unframed but can be hung without a frame.
As I paint different parts of our city, I’ve continued to notice these cameras. I do not know if they were put up to monitor traffic, deter crime, both, or any other imaginable reason, but they have always given me a cringy feeling. I understand the arguments for and against them and both have solid points, but I lean towards feeling that we are best off not implementing such wide spread monitoring. … seeing these will often bring Dr Sue’s story of the Hawtch Hawtchers watching the bee. “ Oh, the jobs people work at! Out west near Hawtch-Hawtch there's a Hawtch-Hawtcher bee watcher, his job is to watch. Is to keep both his eyes on the lazy town bee, a bee that is watched will work harder you see. So he watched and he watched, but in spite of his watch that bee didn't work any harder not mawtch. So then somebody said "Our old bee-watching man just isn't bee watching as hard as he can, he ought to be watched by another Hawtch-Hawtcher! The thing that we need is a bee-watcher-watcher!". Well, the bee-watcher-watcher watched the bee-watcher. He didn't watch well so another Hawtch-Hawtcher had to come in as a watch-watcher-watcher! And now all the Hawtchers who live in Hawtch-Hawtch are watching on watch watcher watchering watch, watch watching the watcher who's watching that bee. You're not a Hawtch-Watcher you're lucky you see!”
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