Monday Morning Blues - Doug Johnson

Monday Morning Blues


This project started 40-years ago with a flurry of early morning mishaps. I had burnt the toast (setting off the smoke alarm), broken a juice glass and cut my finger when tossing the mess into the sink. While standing there bemoaning my clumsiness, I noticed the light pouring in through the window, transfiguring the curved shapes of the shattered glass into sparkling highlights and reflections that starkly contrasted with the lava-like texture of the blackened toast. The abrupt transformation of a bothersome mess into a visually compelling image was both unexpected and delightful.


And so began "Monday Morning Blues" -- portraying those early morning accidents that make you want to go back to bed.

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Oh, Sweet Jesus

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Northampton, MA; November, 2016