Thank you for seeing my show of diptychs in 2003 at the Robert Steele Gallery. When Robert Steele visited my Jersey City studio and said that he wanted to represent me and immediately asked why I wasn't in a good gallery I was ecstatic that my slide package had actually resulted in his studio visit to my studio and my having my first real gallery representation. Robert Steele is self-assured. I enjoy his opinions and respect many of his shows, especially the Aboriginal artists from Australia whom he worked with closely. He shows painting and sculpture that are modernist rooted contemporary works, both figurative and abstract. He rarely shows photography and has an international stable of artists. I am one of several New York artists, though my studio is actually in Jersey City. In New York City there are many galleries promoting their individual aesthetic. Not all influence large groups. Not all wonder whether to join the wave of the most recent trend. Many artists are loners, working against the tide. In 1979 when I moved here I felt alone without much company in that as I have said I believed in the significance of my individual response rather than in the overriding power of the threatening art world. I still don't feel a part of the art world even though I quietly contribute to it. I do feel lonely. Did you Bill?