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diebenkorn pt 2

In 100, by Nora on November 2, 2019 at 3:53 pm

even the low-slung scale of the houses in this leafed brooklyn hamlet was dragged across the water with its first white settler inhabitants. the lenape were here first, and didn’t mind that first couple, marking out a little farm. the farmhouse’s squatness came not from their own rosey-cheeked memories, they being a pirate named Joris and a prostitute named Catalina, who outfoxed their life of squalor by volunteering to colonize Manahatta. so they traced what they had seen from a distance back in amsterdam, smaller and lower than it needed to be, play-acting middle-class comfort through step-gabled peaks and brick.

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