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We have these delightful pieces of artwork in our home. They were made by Cory Chalmers or 'Curves' as he is known here on Fotothing.
He has sent so many people, in so many places across the World, examples of his work; not with any idea of payment, but because he was generous enough to share the art he created with people he would never meet.
We hear Cory died two days ago, on the 26th March 2009.
He generated huge respect and genuine affection in those he touched. We are honoured to have known him. Even at the distance between us, we felt we got to know him - just a little.
It is true to say we will miss him. I personally, will miss his frequent admonitions to "Give Sheila a pinch"!
Sheila and I cannot image how his partner, Jan, must be coping or feeling, but our hearts go out to you, Jan. You may find some small comfort in this - because of the uniqueness of your man, your grief is shared in some small way by so many others all over the world; you can be sure these people are thinking of you, too, today and will be into the future. Cory's art is a permanent reminder of you both in our homes.
The world is now a slightly poorer place - one of the great artist-eccentrics (and that's a compliment) has left us.