Artwork / Friend Request / Scot

acrylic painting of a white man with white hair and a small smile, portrait art by Lambertville artist Gwenn Seemel
Gwenn Seemel
Scot
2022
acrylic on paper
7 x 5 inches

When I walked into the book club that first time, I was immediately on guard. Besides Hannah, the only other people in the library meeting room were older white men: Scot and Phil. Fresh off of my six years living in a conservative part of New Jersey, my assumption was that these men would talk over me and probably not have anything particularly interesting to say. I was wrong, and Scot has been proving me more and more wrong ever since with his careful listening and humor.