The Eccentric Art of
It's been a few years since I visited my brother, David Markel, at his barn in Southold, New York. Set amid vineyards and potato fields, David's barn, with it's car-stopping display of combines and assemblage sculptures set amid the surrounding fields, has been transformed into a live-work space.
David has taken a small section of his huge barn and made a comfortable studio and apartment.
David at his table with a vase of sunflowers.
On the etagere, David's small objects,
a vase of zinnias, a photo of our parents and a squash.
Two of David's works.
He often uses found objects like this shaped piece
of wood, as painting surfaces.
Two-faced Alien with No Arms.
The opposite side of the Alien.
A table with objects
David's dog, Cookie, on a corner
of the couch. David got him at a yard sale.
Creatures in a cityscape.
A bust of a man wearing, what I believe, is our
father, Sam's, fez.
Elvis and brushes.
A view of the studio with David's painting table
which is also a work of art.
The non-living space of the barn.
Our father, Sam, and David used to hold auctions on
A funny cabinet painted by David.