Author: luke

The “Batman” Chapter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3sDuVbXJCI My dad worked with Batman (David). He made a name for himself fixing things while hanging upside down above stages at rock shows. He and my dad were good friends; Zoë and his wife, Diane, were better friends. Zoë had given them this picture as...

The “Andrew” Chapter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaCS59b6fVY I worked with Andrew at the print shop that would scan and print Zoë’s pictures. I would bring one in and he and I would stand and stare in silence. I would ask him what he thought the name of the pictures should be. When...

The “Kathleen” Chapter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RULu_OfITIo In 1976, Zoë was living in the Florida Keys. She got word that a friend of hers had moved to the Appalachian Mountains to find life and love, but instead found isolation and a horrible man. Zoë decided to head north and spend a week...

The “Jeff” Chapter

When my grandfather died and we were cleaning out his house, we found pictures of Jeff, Zoë’s ex-husband before my dad. Nobody had a lot to say about Jeff when I inquired, just that he was “a good guy,” and “definitely handsome,” and how he’d “got into some sort of accident,”...

The “Luci” Chapter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3O6IC1pQz4 My aunt explained to me that Zoë was obsessed with Pointillism and took a lot of inspiration from Seurat and Van Gogh. Zoë would employ this technique regularly in birthday cards and love notes as can be seen in this Mother’s Day gift Zoë gave to her mother. Thirty-seven...

The “Vanessa” Chapter

https://youtu.be/yOItPKpW1b8 There are at least three original Butterflies, each very different. Each clearly showing Zoë’s practiced and improved art skills. In my opinion, the Butterfly was an homage to her disease, Lupus. A symptom of Lupus is getting red or dark cheeks that resemble the shape...

The “Crystal” Chapter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDO119o9fQQ On my way to Pat’s house to deliver the Woodpecker, I stopped for a night at the Harris household in Folsom, California. I got to know the Harris family when I crashed the memorial of their recently deceased grandmother and shared a number of teary-eyed drinks with their family. Crystal was...