Like many, I am so saddened by the passing of Mr. Steve Jobs. I was reflecting upon why this hits so close to home with my little brother last night and it makes some sense..we are children of the Bay Area, born and raised in the Silicon Valley before it was the Silicon Valley, just orchards, track houses and families. I'll never forget the first time I saw the big Apple building from the freeway, and the classic Mac that dad proudly brought home for us to figure out..floppies and all. I'll never forget trying to work on Adobe Illustrator 8.0 for the first time and not having to order up galleys of type anymore, nor use T-squares or rubber cement for paste-ups thanks to the magic of the Mac. His passing of pancreatic cancer saddens me as my Aunt had passed 2 years ago from the same disease..a very, very difficult and horrible disease.
I painted these this morning..it's a stretch for hibernate but it's all I could think about as I was sketching a hibernating bear..perhaps this is just an end of one chapter, and the beginning of a new one for Apple. I send my heartfelt condolences to his family at this difficult time.
Promise to post a happier post soon..and I hope you are all well!