PS. For some reason, the Comments facility isn't working on this post today. Through my website Thomas Cozzolino has sent me this message: “Thank you for your the mention on your blog. A slight correction, however: I do not know the original artist; I saw a picture of Dylan with the map in the background (probably in the 80's). That began a long search for a copy. I finally found one (via an expectingrain.com post) - that was the low-res version posted by Patrick Leer. Here's what I did:
- printed Patrick's version on 22" x 33" plotter paper
- traced each line, letter and dark area by hand
- sent to a printing lab for high-res scanning and printing on canvas.
I framed mine and posted the 100MB scan for the world to enjoy (and so that no one would ever have to trace 1 billion tiny line segments by hand :-) ... I would love to know who the original artist was.
If you could cite me as the contributor and perhaps ask the true artist to identify themselves, that would be fantastic - I could not take credit for creating something so wonderful. Thank you again - cheers!
P.S. I very much enjoyed reading Song & Dance Man III, many years ago.”