Overheard at 192 East Walton

192-Petals (2021). Acrylic on paper. Artwork and text copyright Danny Grosso.

Counter-clockwise from bottom left:

“Sure he says he’s gonna be there, but what’s to say he bails for a twist or a tip?”


“Don’t forget that time he let out for the Iowa and nobody saw him for six months”


“I got a guy on the inside of the building who says he’s got his comings and goings locked, no variations, no wandering aways. He’ll deliver that wedding dress for my daughter on time, mark my words.”


Singing: “Oh, I…got a funny feeling when she walked e-een the room and I…as I recall it ended much to soon…”


Singing: “Oh what a night!”


Silently reciting verse: “The rosebud borne by the steadiest hand still gives its petals to the breeze and thus, by nature and fate’s expertise, its beauty and scent to the land…”

-Danny Grosso