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shotgun suicide

The above drawing from 09/09/2021 harks back some twenty years to 1990, to what I think was the first suicide scene I happened upon in the course of my duties as a DC Police Officer. It was on 17th Street NW near Corcoran. The decedent died alone in his bedroom from a self inflicted shotgun blast to the head. I remember the top half of his skull, detached, looking like a cereal bowl half full of gray porridge (brain matter). But what was perhaps the most disturbing were the numerous tiny bits of scalp with 2-3 hair follicles still attached that peppered the walls and ceiling. No note that I saw, but since I was not crime scene I was not called upon to do anything but maintain scene integrity till Homicide and Mobile Crime arrived, which meant sitting patiently with the corpse, waiting. I did note, without touching, in the trash can credit card receipts from an escort service and several empty bottles of liquor. A sad and solitary demise. 

suicidal thoughts

  The above drawing is from 08/20/1980,
age 21,
41 years separates this from the drawing above. So little stylistic progress (alas), artistic stasis.
But a pretty consistent thematic preoccupation. 

long man sitting
tempera collage
magical horse
strange citadel
the runner
auto-da-fe

Auto-da-fe

miscreant
washed up and left for dead
strange crowd
acrobats
singed by a flame
the rope
couple with a bottle
chorus
couple
sketch
headache
gargoyles
in the arena
self-sufficient
flying heads
grotesque
grocery store
Man
Wizard
aghast
haunted lane
pink nose
ice skating
sun and moon
the rope
KK
man down
angel
wood folding screen
family
gourmand
floating
couple and baby
flower pot hat
sketch
strange personages
fragment
paint palette / Martin Fosso in high school
smoke stack
early drawing
faces
early sketch
Christmas 1969 at 195 Crepe Myrtle Circle, Winston-Salem, NC

Christmas 1969

celestial beings
EconoLodge, 1600 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC circa 1984
gambling
subway scene
Front desk at Econo Lodge, 1600 New York Ave. NE, Washington, DC

First real job, Econo Lodge, 1600 New York Ave. NE, Washington, DC circa 1984

Imaginary flag for an African country

Imaginary flag for an African coup d'etat 

Panic in the Woods
cry for hep
Three's Company
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