In thinking about the 36 years it took Diana Nyad to achieve her #XtremeDream I started thinking about other projects I admire that took a long time to come to fruition. A major one that comes to mind is The Gates project by Christo & Jeanne-Claude. It took 24 years of dealing with buracracy & funding to make The Gates happen, but they persevered. In the end it was a called "a gift to the city." The following year The New Yorker even ran the art pictured at the right. It makes me think about the possibilities of large scale projects, but then I consider the logistics (which take so much time away from the actual work) & I happily return to my desk to continue painting on 7"x10".