Memories of Joe Orffeo from Brendan Bannon
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Laugh and smile at the void, find meaning, deep meaning and purpose. Knowing that doing the work of being for the people around you and for the art why he was here. I am sad to see that Joe is gone. His lessons in spirit and bravery and learning how to look into the darkness with cheer will last long. The steady dailyness of his creative life another lesson. His quiet teaching by example another. Hopefully there's a wall and some buckets of paint where he's gone and he's already hard at work on landscapes that we might be lucky to glimpse and even enter from here.