My friend Dwight Dunaway was clowning around in the cafeteria. He
noticed the resemblance of the bread bun with a mouth, and thus posed
for this picture, which was chosen for publication in the yearbook.
Dwight was a highly accomplished artist and illustrator, and a good
friend of mine in middle school and most of high school. Later on, our
interests diverged and we drifted apart, and I lost contact with him
after high school.
Decades later, I was wondering what kind of work he
was doing, expecting something impressive in illustration, animation, or
set design, so I did a search on the Web. I was stunned and saddened to
learn that he had died of 1991, at the age of 36, of AIDS.
Below are a couple of his works that I saved. The skull and crossbones
poster was put on the door of the G-3 darkroom as a warning not to open
the door while anyone was working inside (to prevent their
light-sensitive films and paper from being ruined). Within a week, it
was torn down by vandals. The second are some sketches he drew for an
animation project that was never completed.