As a young boy my brother and I went hunting with Father. There was an accident. My brother was shot. I was responsible. I loved him and was inconsolable. I have been burdened by the memory of this event my entire life.
This is fiction. Unexplained, the reader would think, how tragic. Some would sympathize, others would condemn me for recklessness.
As with painting.
Cliffton Peacock has exhibited extensively in the United States, his work is in numerous permanent collections and he is the recipient of many awards, including the Prix de Rome and a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation. Currently, he is a Professor of Painting at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.