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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I'm Doing What I Can Do---Dyslexia and Talent

Vermont Afternoon by Carroll Jones III (2014)






"I know about the right brain thing. I'm
all right brain. I can't express myself verbally ever. I can't talk.
It has to be in email and I'm not that good at that either, but much
better......especially if I have the time to get my point across. I
could never be a lawyer. I'm doing what I can do."






Young Man With A Violin by Carroll Jones III (date unknown)



"  You are talking to the King of Dyslexia of New Jersey. What a terrible nuisance. That may have been why I became an artist (among other things) because I couldn't speak properly - and still can't. I'm better in writing or email when I can have a chance to think of what I want to say. Thinking is good."





LEAVING HOME  by Carroll Jones III (early work)


 " An English teacher back in the late 50's (Annabelle H********...hahaha) told me "Somebody's got to dig the ditches." Why do I remember that all these years?"
McCAUL'S FLORIST by Carroll Jones III (2004)


"Someday when you come across a cheap copy of Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town', buy it and read. It is a play which takes an hour and a half to see so the read is the same. It touches on life so beautifully. There is no scenery and only a few items such as a chair, table and, later, two ladders representing two homes. Nothing is necessary except the story. Gypsy [the musical] pointed out to me to do something in your life. I did. Then, seeing 'Our Town' a few months later in my junior year knocked it into me how precious life is. The third most important happened not on any one day but over a decade seeing my grandparent's in Swansea, NH. That's where the art came in. Meeting a few people then and seeing the landscapes pointed out how beautiful the country side could be. But really beautiful. The little towns in NH near Keene, NH were where 'Our Town' takes place. The stage manager in the play (really God) points out Mt. Monadnock 'over they-uh' (New England pronunciation) I had climbed about 10 times. No better way to get my attention. And it did.

In a way I am 'some people' too. I spend my life in a room with little around me except the easel and a wonderful CD player. That's enough. The visions I have don't matter to most people so I remain relatively unknown."

All words are Mr. Jones' taken directly from email correspondence.

The owner of "The Young Man With A Violin" has informed me that the original graphite drawing is for sale. He feels it is to Mr. Jones what the Girl With The Pearl Earring is to Vermeer. Please contact Rose at rose@simplegiftsgalleries.com for pricing and more information. 

1 comment:

Usethebrains Godgiveyou said...

The owner of "The Young Man With A Violin" has informed me that the original graphite drawing is for sale. He feels it is to Mr. Jones what the Girl With The Pearl Earring is to Vermeer. Please contact Rose at rose@simplegiftsgalleries.com for pricing and more information.