Very rough draft

My Holographic True Love
(Was it Virtual or Real?)


I first met Melissa Crenshaw in the summer of 1979 when I took the Introductory Course at the Fine Arts Research and Holographic Center. Here she is volunteering at the Holography Exhibit that Gallery 1134 put on that same summer during ChicagoFest at Navy Pier, and that's when I fell in love with her, selling Glow Necklaces (a great demonstration of chemiluminescence!) to the patrons of the Pier, unfortunately without a permit, so we got busted, but she turned on the waterworks, and we got sent off with a warning.

But I think I had even seen her earlier, it was the fall of 1976 when I had just moved back to Chicago from college daze in Champaign Illinois, and I was gazing out my basement window, watching the world go by, just like in a tempting Temptations' "Just My 'Magination (Runnin' 'Way Wi' Me)" moment when I saw this happy hippy couple walk by, walking their pair of Siberian Huskies, and I thought to myself, how lucky, I wish I had a life like that, a fine woman and fine dogs.  Little did I know that this was a marriage on the rocks, and they would split up soon after. Her marriage #1.

Here she is 30+ years later, her first rip back into the bowels of Gallery 1134 in decades, with one Moshe Tamssot, who channeled the spirit of Loren to get Chicago's museum back, but failed miserably.

King & Queen of 1134

More dirt to dish out sooner or later