Exhibiting in Europe. In late 1992, we returned from 2 years in Italy with a second child. Our son Luciano had been born in Bagno a Ripoli (hospital near Firenze). It seemed completely impossible to jam ourselves back into that tiny 2-room, 4th floor walk-up in Greenwich Village and we'd gotten sort of used to the idea of lots of living space and the possibility of Italian-like extended family support. So, we settled back in my home town of Eureka where I still had family and friends and the dream of being able to buy a house was not out of reach.

Jackie McAllister, the curator amused by my slide sheet a while earlier, invited me to participate in a group show in Vienna, Austria and within a few months of my return home, I was back on a plane to Europe. This first exhibition in Vienna also re-connected me with a friend from American Fine Arts, Co., Jessica Diamond, and that led to a two-person show with her in Geneva later in the year.

762 Failures, 4.5 meters x 11 meters (15 feet x 36 feet), sand and formed sand, Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna, Austria 1993. A sandpainting concerned with contemporary art's failure to communicate. As realized in Vienna, for a group exhibition entitled Travelogue, curated by Jackie McAllister. The formed sand balls are arranged in Braille code spelling out the difficulty of conveying real thought.

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404 Failures, 5.5M x 5M (18 feet x 16.5 feet), sand and formed sand - As realized at Galerie Analix, Geneva, Switzerland, 1993. A two-person exhibition with Jessica Diamond. The sand balls are arranged in Braille code spelling out a text concerning the recent death of the Italian film director, Federico Fellini.

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142 Failures, 3 Meter circle, tinted sand - As realized at Galerie Analix, Geneva, Switzerland, 1993.. Text (in Braille code) is: "TET, JANUARY 25, 1968" (repeats). Also visible in the background is "Yes Constellation", 1993 by Jessica Diamond (on wall).

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