As the story goes Father Flannigan, of USA's Boys Town, once asked a little boy how he was able to carry a heavy boy on his shoulders for the long walk to get to Boys Town. The little boy looked up at the priest, amazed at why he would even ask such a question, and said, "He ain't heavy father. He's my brother!"
(There are many versions of this story and its origin but the meaning behind it is significant to me!)
I hope this painting depicts the love my brothers had for one another.
The two boys in this painting represent me and any one of my three older brothers. Whenever one of them asked who was in the painting with me I would tell them it was him!
The two boys are standing on an East Boston pier staring out over Boston Harbor at the Boston Skyline. It is a view from our boyhood home.
This painting has special meaning for me because two of my brothers have passed away. I miss them terribly and think of them each and every day!